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National Kindness Day to be introduced in memory of Princess Diana

20 years after her tragic death, the new national day aims to inspire people to do something for others

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National Kindness Day to be introduced in memory of Princess Diana

This year marks the 20th anniversary since Diana, Princess of Wales, was tragically killed in a car crash. 

To commemorate the occasion, the Diana Award, a charity established in honour of the Princess, will celebrate her life's work through a year-long series of events, as well as a new national day that will memorialise the exact thing that made her so loved - her compassion and kind spirit. 

National Kindess Day will encourage people to do something kind for others. Isn't that wonderful?

 

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Tessy Ojo, chief executive of the Diana Award, said: "What's 2017 all about? It's about celebrating the legacy of Princess Diana, 20 years on. Diana, Princess of Wales was known worldwide for her values of compassion, her values of kindness and her values of service to others.”

Indeed, Diana was known for her extensive humanitarian work, earning her the nickname 'the People's Princess.'

According to The Times, National Kindess Day will occur in March, although the exact date yet is not yet known.

The charity will also launch the international Legacy Award, awarded to applicants from across the globe between the ages of 9 and 18 who uphold the late Princess’s ideals of service, kindness and compassion. The award will be given to 20 exceptional young people who have successfully demonstrated positive social change and applicants can find out more and apply here

Prince William and Prince Harry will be taking part in a number of events during the year-long celebration, although there is no news yet on what those will be.