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.
Keeley - Young Ambassador (Cambridge)
Keeley was born in 2006 and as soon as I saw her beautiful little face I knew she had Down Syndrome. 5 days later her blood test results confirmed it. She was a very happy baby, even though very low muscle tone (hypertonia) and meant she couldn't hold her head up until she was 6 months, couldn't sit up until she was 10 months, crawl until she was almost 2 and walk until she was 3. Every milestone she achieved was like winning the lottery! She now goes to mainstream school, and has many friends, loves to read, sing and dance. She goes to dance classes and last year got a distinction for the Bronze Mime Dance Medal and won a trophy for being the dance schools most improved pupil. She loves to act out scenes from her favourite films (Frozen being her favourite at the moment). She is a very friendly little girl and always gets a smile and a hello from people she meets when we are out. She has already changed a lot of people’s perceptions of Down Syndrome and hopefully by being a Young Ambassador not only can she support and spread awareness of such an amazing Charity, but also quash the outdated stereotypical views some people still have about Down Syndrome. I am so proud of Keeley and what she has achieved so far, and I know with help from Charities like Follow Your Dreams she will achieve much much more in the years ahead!