A YOUNG Prestatyn singer has received the Diana Award for her fundraising efforts.
Thirteen-year-old Katie Sheridan, who raises funds for wounded soldiers through singing, beat nominees across the UK and gained the Fundraising Champion Diana Award.
Katie’s father, David Sheridan, said: “The Head and staff at Prestatyn High nominated her. Katie found out during a special assembly at the end of term and when she phoned home at break time to tell us her news we couldn’t believe it.
“As a result we had to go to the school to see for ourselves, to find out staff members were just as exited as us.”
Katie’s Diana Award was signed by Prime Minister David Cameron, and she has received also a invitation from Earl Spencer to visit Althrop - Princess Diana’s childhood home.
Mr Sheridan added: “Both me and her mum still cant believe it is our kid that has been awarded such a prestigious title as the Diana Award, and so shortly after receiving a letter of thanks from her son, HRH Prince Harry, for all her fundraising relating to the WOW Armed forces appeal.”
Katie is now embarking on a new fundraising venture after creating a mobile entertainment trailer with a built in PA system, in which she will be performing at various venues around North Wales to raise funds for Hope House Children’s Hospice and Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice. She has also started her own separate appeal for Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline, raising money to fund a holiday in Wales for underprivileged children from the Ukraine living within the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Katie will be selling her new CD, Secret Love, produced by Reuben Vincent music Production services, at her gigs.