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.

Rosie - Young Ambassador (Weston-Super-Mare)

Rosie was very poorly when in mummy’s womb; fluid was accumulating around her lungs, which was squashing her heart, so they needed to fit a shunt into chest.  Whilst doing this procedure they drained out some amniotic fluid and tested this to find out why Rosie was getting so poorly.  A week later at 26 weeks pregnant, they were told that Rosie had Down ’s syndrome.  Rosie was so poorly we didn’t care and just hoped she would make it.  At 33+3 weeks Rosie was born, they incubated her and got her stable before moving her to NICU.  She then had cannulas fitted and a chest drain.  They stayed in Southmead for a week before being transferred to St Michaels, as they thought Rosie needed a bowel operation.  Rosie had lots of chest drains put in (managing to pull some out) she was diagnosed with Congenital Chylothorax.  Rosie spent 6 months in hospital and during her stay got Septicaemia NEC which meant she needed a bowel operation, and also had a super bug.

Through all of this Rosie hasn’t made a fuss.  She is an amazing brave little girl and loved by everyone that meets her.  Although Rosie is young, her family are keen to help charities raise awareness of children with disabilities, not only to raise money, but to help people gain an understanding, to show that they are not different, and just want the same from life as we all do.

 

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