On the 29th December 2018 the London Gazette published a statement that H M the Queen was graciously please to give an order to appoint Diana as MBE in the most excellent Order of the British Empire.
The award was recognition of Diana’s achievement in founding and hard work in chairing the charity Birth Companions. Initially the charity concentrated on providing support to pregnant prisoners in Holloway Prison. Accompanying and reassuring these women to hospital for the birth when they had no other support was an important feature of this work.
In 2019 Holloway was sold to provide 1000 homes and now Birth Companions provides support for three or four prisons. Additionally the charity now helps women in difficulties in the wider community.