Our Young 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.
Keira - Young Ambassador (Islington, London)
Keira was born in 2010. I had a pre-natal diagnosis at 20 weeks in Keira being born with Down Syndrome. Tests showed from blood test screening I had a 1 in 5 chance my girl would be diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Keira was born by emergency C-section and was whisked away to intensive care and neo-natal totalling 10 days. Keira needed to have her blood thinned and her blood cells abnormality was just a few of her complications while in PICU and NICU.
Keira was born just a few weeks early, although she had 2 small VSD – ventricular septal defect. Keira however did not have to undergo open heart surgery and is currently monitored on a yearly basis by her cardiologist. Keira also has hypermobility and hypotonia and with lots of physiotherapy Keira overcomes her challenges within her cross motor skills at her own pace. Keira is a very placid, chatty, bossy girl with an innate bravery. Her month has been extremely overwhelmed by and feel has been put to shame with her daughters bravery, strength and unphased behaviours.
Keira has had petechia rash on 4 occasions, recent episodes developed in to mild pneumonia. Again Keira as unphased by this and while having IVs she always seemed happy and just her usual self. Keira has opened by eyes to a whole new world and am looking forward to experiencing new ways to help her throughout her life. Keira is a fighter and believe she gets this trait from me her mother!
Keira and her mum are keen to raise funds to help children with various disabilities to help their potential, whilst also encouraging Keira to also chase her dreams while growing up!