Mackie Pupil wins Diana Award

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THIRD year Mackie Academy pupil Douglas Green has been presented with a Diana award in recognition of his work raising awareness and fundraising for the disease Cystic Fibrosis.

Douglas carried out the work for Cystic Fibrosis as his younger brother Patrick suffered from the disease. Sadly Patrick passed away in October last year.

This is not the first time Douglas has been recognised for his work and last year he was given the honour of carrying the Olympic torch and he was awarded with the Hannah Dyson Award.

Mackie Academy Acting Rector, Jennifer Macdonald said they were very proud of Douglas and his latest award.

She said: “We are very proud of Douglas and the award is well deserved recognition for his efforts.”

His latest accolade, The Diana award, was set up in 1999 and is a lasting legacy to Princess Diana’s belief in the power of young people to change the world.

The disease Doglas does the work for, Cystic fibrosis, is an inherited condition affecting the glands that produce body fluids or secretions.