Marsha Gladstone was awarded the prestigious Points of Light Award by Prime Minister Theresa May on 20th December 2018.
In a personal letter to Marsha, Prime Minister Theresa May said:
“You have responded with remarkable strength to the tragic loss of your son by inspiring more than 1,500 teenagers to engage in social action. You should be immensely proud of the work of the ‘Yoni Jesner Foundation’, which has given 15 young people the opportunity to pursue an educational gap year in Israel and volunteer with local causes and community groups.”
“When you do what you are doing, you aren’t thinking about awards, but awards like this encourage other people to get involved and do good. At times like the present, with awful things happening across the world, this award is in some way a rebalance.”
Paul Masterton, MP for East Renfrewshire mentioned Marsha’s achievements in the House of Commons the following day.