Ryan Crewe-Rees, a young volunteer on our Sex Matters Too project from Pontypool (south Wales), was given a Diana Award at the Inspire Wales award ceremony at Cardiff City Hall today.

The Diana Award is given to compassionate and courageous young people who share a deep sense of social responsibility. The organisers of the Diana Award seek to honour young people for their actions because they believe that this encouragement leads young people to not only reach their full potential, but also to feel confident in their ability to bring about positive change.

Volunteer Ryan Crewe-Rees said: “To win this award means so much in terms of knowing that the work I have done has impacted young people in a positive way. I’d like to thank everybody involved on the project for giving me this opportunity.”

Cara Battrick, Sex Matters Too project co-ordinator, said: “Ryan has been an exceptional volunteer for Volunteering Matters on the Sex Matters Too project. He has gone above and beyond to support his peers on the project and an inspiration to others.”

Sianne Morgan, Sex Matters Too Development Manager, said: “This is an amazing opportunity for Ryan to be given this award. He has shown passion and commitment in supporting other young people to achieve their potential in the community.”