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.
Megan - Young Ambassador (Cardiff)
Megan’s mum told us "Megan’s smile lights up any room, but of course you already know that". What most people who meet her for the first time don't realise, is just how much she has been through and had to deal with. Like most children with a physical disability she's had numerous surgeries, so many we've lost count. Some minor, most major, which means long recovery times, followed by hours of intense physiotherapy. She deals with it all with that infectious smile and a grace even I would struggle to conjure up! However the hardest thing for me to watch was her deterioration in self-confidence and her believe that anything is possible if you put the effort in. She became very low, lost her glow and I was worried. But of course the outside world only saw the smile. Then came Follow Your Dreams, Vicky gave her the encouragement and belief that someone other than family saw her full potential. Her confidence started to return, but what followed had such an effect it blew us away. Megan was asked to do a fashion show. She took some convincing and still didn’t think she would go through with it on the night. But she did – and brought the house down – and her self-worth went through the roof!!! Megan has her sparkle back and is starting to feel invincible. She’s working towards her dream of becoming a fashion designer and things are happening, it’s all very exciting. As a parent what Follow Your Dreams has given Megan is immeasurable, and I can’t begin to thank you all at Follow Your Dreams enough.
Megan told us "I love what Follow Your Dreams does for all disabilities. You have helped me so much already with help and encouragement to work towards my dream career as a fashion designer. You have also helped so many other people to follow their dreams. And this is why I want to become an Ambassador, because I want to give something back as you've done so much for me"