When Ceri heard that she had been chosen to go to 10 Downing Street to receive a special award to mark the 10th anniversary of the Diana Award, she was in hospital and seriously ill. She suffers from spina bifida and cerebral palsy as well as a range of other conditions and is permanently in a wheelchair. She said the news of the latest award really lifted her and made her determined to carry on. She is a fighter and despite her disability and illness, she continues to do what she can to help others. Ceri received her Diana Award for her work as a dedicated and active member of Dudley Youth Council. She got involved with the Diana Award, joining the Youth Advisory Board and becoming head of the Regional Hub for the West Midlands and she is also on the Alumni Advisory Board. Since winning her award, Ceri has gone on to set up her own consultancy company, CD Participation Services, which offers research, motivational speaking and youth work. She was a speaker at the United Nations Rights of a Child conference. She has also set up a fundraising organization which aims to raise funds for disadvantaged and disabled children across the UK and she also works with numerous other charities.