Our Ambassadors

 Ambassadors support us by raising vital funds and also raising awareness of our charity in their local community.  Our ambassadors are the face of our charity.

Our charity ambassadors:

  • Organise fundraising events in their area
  • Attend cheque presentations
  • Give short talks about our charity and the work we do
  • Place collection boxes in local businesses such as restaurants and shops
  • Identify new fundraising opportunities in their area such as Charity of the Year, Community trusts
  • Source auction and raffle prizes
  • Help out at workshops
  • Inspire children and young people with Learning Disabilities to follow their dreams!

We are hugely committed to supporting our volunteers, who make such a valuable difference to our charity.  Ambassadors must be over 18, or if under 18 have a parent/guardian working alongside them.

We also require Celebrity Ambassadors who can act as a figurehead for our Charity.  An ambassador is not a Trustee and does not have any of the legal responsibilities of a Trustee or for the management of the organisation.  The purpose of an Ambassador is to lend high-profile support to the children and young people with learning disabilities supported by our charity. This will, in turn, support many of the charity’s functions like fundraising, campaigning, public relations, marketing and awareness-building for our cause.

To register your interest, please email us.

To read about our Charity Ambassadors, click on their profile below.

Hollie - Young Ambassador (Bridgend)

Hollie was born in December 2007. 10 days old on New Year’s Eve, her parents had a phone call from hospital. They called to let them know Hollies blood results had come back and Hollie was diagnosed with Trisomy 21 Downs Syndrome. They didn't know what Downs Syndrome was so before they got up the hospital they Googled Downs Syndrome and all they read was negative stories, e.g. may never walk, talk etc...

At 9 months old, Hollie started pulling herself up on the furniture and cruising around. She started to bruise and was covered in petechia.  At 19 months old and after numerous visits to the Doctors and Hospitals, they finally diagnosed Hollie with AML, a rare form of Leukemia.  Hollie had Chemotherapy for four months at Cardiff Heath Hospital.  Hollie finished her treatment 11 days before her 2nd Birthday.

Hollie has come on leaps and bounds.  She started walking just after her 3rd Birthday, and now attends a mainstream school, she is very popular and can read her reading books. Her parents are very proud of everything Hollie has and will achieve. Hollie is an amazing big sister to her little sister Poppie and both look after each other.

On Decemeber 10th 2014, It will be Hollies 5th year in REMISSION, to celebrate, she is having at least 14 INCHES of her beautiful hair chopped for Follow Your Dreams.  She will also be donating her hair to The Princess Trust so they can make her hair into a wig for children who have lost their hair through an illness.  You can sponsor Hollie by clicking here.

 

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