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.
Courtney-Lee - Young Ambassador (Essex)
Courtney-Lee may be only 14 years old, but with the help and backing of her family, especially her Mum over the last few years she has managed to raise several thousand pounds for charities including Follow Your Dreams, The British Heart Foundation, Treetops Special Needs School, Help For Heroes, Puffin Ward at Basildon Hospital, St Luke's Hospice, Essex Air Ambulance, The Sodje Sports Foundation, Help A Rainbow Child, Clik Sargent and Basildon Hospital's Polly Parrot Appeal. She has taken part in three dance-a-thon's ranging from 5 to 7 hours, A three legged majorette twirl, run her own online charity pageants and building the websites for them, run name the teddy games, organised lucky numbers raffles and contacted companies for prize donations, ran a psychic night and arranged pamper and shopping evenings.
Courtney-Lee’s little sister Kacey-Lee has severe autism, even though faced with so many challenges in her life, she is the most amazing person and is her true inspiration.
Courtney-Lee is recently helped us organise a workshop at the Treetops School in Essex, and visited the school representing our charity in December presenting the children with gifts and an invitation to the workshop in January. The children absolutely adored her, and presented a book the class had made with their hand prints in, a beautiful array of flowers made from pipe cleaners and tissue paper with their names on them, and two bracelets, she was absolutely thrilled. She assisted hands on with the children on the day, and even dressed up as Minnie Mouse.
She told us “I think being given the opportunity to be an Ambassador for a charity organisation as amazing as Follow Your Dreams is the ultimate honour and I am be thrilled to be involved with helping in some way with your fantastic work”.
Courtney recently appeared in a magazine and was able to tell them all about our charity - click here to read.