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GTFM Volunteer wins Diana Award

Written by on 28th June 2021

A young man from Mountain Ash has been awarded a highly prestigious Diana Award for going above and beyond in his daily life to create and sustain positive change in his local community.

The Diana Award recognises young people’s social action or humanitarian efforts and has the support of both her sons, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex – and while winners are being recognised all over the world today, the local recipient is none other than GTFM Volunteer and journalist Brad Williams who says it’s a huge honour. 

Brad, who’s now 22 is a former pupil of Mountain Ash Comprehensive School where Religious Studies teacher David Church nominated him for the award for his relentless passion for supporting his community, as example of which followed the devastating floods when he took a leading role in establishing an emergency response which collected 40 cages of essential items for families affected.

An aspiring journalist, he used his own ‘Cynon Valley News’social media pages and youth-led magazines to engage young people in community action and volunteering opportunities, which has helped raise thousands of pounds for charity and inspired his peers to do the same.

Since joining GTFM’s radio news team Brad graduated from the University of South Wales and has recently won a place on Cardiff University’s highly regarded post graduate broadcast journalism course.

Congratulations Brad from us all at GTFM!