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.

Luke - Ambassador (Cardiff)

Luke's mum wrote "Luke is a very eager boy!  He wanted to join our family sooner than expected, and was born 2 months premature.  Luke's first home was the neonatal unit at the UHW Cardiff where we stayed until he was 3 months old.  Such a tiny boy living in an incubator was very hard to deal with but he was a fighter from day one, even when the odds were against him.  Luke suffered a bleed on the brain which led to hydrocephalus.  He had his first operation at the age of just 3 weeks old.  Although many setbacks Luke always came through and proved the doctors wrong to their amazement.  This is one special boy!  The doctors explained that Luke would have problems with his mobility but couldn't say exactly what.  At the age of one he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy quadriplegia (all 4 limbs affected).  Even at this diagnosis we were hopeful that he would one day walk.  This was not to be but we now have a different outlook on life and we concentrate on what Luke CAN DO and encourage him to believe in himself and 'always look on the bright side of life'.  Luke is now 17 years old and has come through so much and faced many obstacles in life, but that’s all they are, and he finds a way around them.  We are so proud of Luke and his amazing attitude to life."

 

Luke told us "Follow Your Dreams have given me various opportunities to fulfil my dreams in the short time I have been involved with the charity, and I am keen to get involved as an Ambassador.  The workshops and dreams help people like myself realise that WE CAN SUCCEED in many aspects of life that maybe we have just been bypassing.  I want others to know that their ambitions can be fulfilled with the help of Follow Your Dreams, and I wish to help others achieve this in any way I can.  I want others to be aware of this fabulous charity, and their amazing work!"

 

 

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