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.
Nicholas - Young Ambassador (Eastleigh)
10 days after birth Nicholas was diagnosed with Downs Syndrome, and also had two holes in his heart which is uncommon for children born with Downs Syndrome. At 12 weeks Nicholas was taken to theatre, and underwent major surgery. The operation was a success. His parents knew then he was a tough cookie.
As Nicholas grew older a cheeky personality started to develop. Aged 4 ½ he started at a local special school and loved it.
Aged 6 Nicholas watched his sisters children in beautiful gowns, and strutting up and down the carpet striking poses. Standing in the corner, watching, transfixed, then suddenly he jumped up an d started copying in them. Less steady on his feet that the girls, but grinning. His mum had never seen him so happy and relaxed for ages. Nicholas mum remembered her promise to treat him just like her other children, and he entered his first pageant in Essex. Convinced he would be scared of strangers or people would judge him for being different and be cruel. Worried over crowds and noise, but when Nicholas got on stage, he strutted, cocked his head and grinned. The crowd went wild as he walked up and down the catwalk blowing kisses to everyone as he went. By now mum wasn’t the only one crying proud tears, his whole family were there too. Nicholas came third in his category out of 15 boys and got a special mention for being best dressed boy.
Nicholas was asked if he wanted to do more pageants, yes he replied with excitement. In his next pageant Tiny Man Worldwide Competition he was awarded first place, and Best Personality and Best Dressed, and continues to win awards ever since.
Nicholas sisters now have their own pageant company Starrs through the Looking Glass who raised over £8000 for Follow Your Dreams in 2013, and continue to be huge supporters of our charity.