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.
Lucas - Young Ambassador (Llantwit Fardre)
Lucas was born with suspected Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and officially diagnosed at 8 1/2 years old. The effects of FASD include physical, mental, behavioural and learning disabilities. Lucas has faced many challenges from birth including foster care, which led to his adoption.
Lucas struggles on a daily basis with his emptions and social skills resulting in many of his peers having difficulting in accepting some of Lucas' behaviours and lack of social and language skills. School is a particular difficulty for Lucas, however he is an extremely happy and loving child who enjoys being outdoors and surrounded by this family. Lucas is a huge rugby fan and has recently joined the training sessions with Beddau RFC who are supporters of Follow Your Dreams. His main hobby is lego, he spends hours playing with his lego and has recently began building lego himself (a difficulty he has due to his poor motor skills). Lucas is aware of his disabilities, however he is not allowing them to get in the way of his dreams.
Mum told us Lucas has been lucky to receive so many opportunities that would not have been possible without Follow Your Dreams. So being an Ambassador is a fantastic way for him to be able to give something back to such a wonderful charity. Lucas has always been very enthusiastic to help out in any way he can for Follow Your Dreams whether its been fundraising, attending events or promoting the Charity.