AN TEENAGE anti-bullying campaigner has been named in a roll of honour set up in memory of the late Princess Diana.

Mathew White-Iley, a student at High Tunstall College of Science, in Hartlepool, was named in the list for his outstanding work against bullying in his school.

He was also one of just 20 people worldwide last month to be presented with the Diana Legacy Award, for selfless commitment to transforming the lives of others, which he received at St James’ Palace.

The 15-year-old was nominated for the accolade by Kate Hillyard, from the Anti-Bullying and Behaviour Service.

Mathew was voted as Chair of the Anti-Bullying Team, which is known as the Making a Difference (MAD) Team at the college, by his fellow peers. Since then, he has led from the front in developing anti-bullying strategies and supporting other students.

Today’s roll of honour includes the names of over 750 outstanding young people from across the UK and world, who are said to embody Princess Diana’s qualities of kindness, compassion and service.

Also nominated were the peer mentor team, all aged between ten and 12, from St Francis of Assisi Primary School in Stockton, who set up a foodbank collection point in their school, and volunteers aged ten to 11 from Tofthill Primary School, near Bishop Auckland, and Staindrop C of E Primary, who have fundraised extensively.

Tessy Ojo, chief executive of The Diana Award, said: “We are delighted to announce our Roll of Honour on Princess Diana’s birthday as we shine a spotlight on her legacy 20 years on.

“Today we celebrate young people for their selfless contribution to society, their courage and bravery, sometimes in the face of adversity.”

  • Lord Spencer is honouring his sister’s legacy by hosting a special exhibition, Walking in her Shoes, for The Diana Award at Althorp House this summer.
  • The exhibition showcases the work of 20 Legacy Award winners. To nominate in the 2018 awards, visit