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Young Ambassadors

Our Young Ambassadors are an integral part of The Brain Tumour Charity. They help us to raise awareness of brain tumours and are passionate about changing the future for those affected.

The two-year Young Ambassador programme is for young adults aged 18-25. We currently have 23 Young Ambassadors along with a team of Young Ambassador Mentors.

Our Young Ambassadors support The Charity in many ways, including:

  • representing The Charity and sharing their stories
  • championing HeadSmart, our early diagnosis campaign, and BRIAN, our online app
  • supporting others at events, Meet Ups and Family Days, as well as in our Young Adults Facebook Group
  • raising awareness of The Charity and brain tumours so we can find a cure faster.

As well as supporting other teenagers and young adults affected by a brain tumour diagnosis, their ideas and input have been vital in shaping our Young Adult Service and developing our resources.

By being part of the programme, our Young Ambassadors not only play an important role in our work, but it also gives them the opportunity to develop and learn new skills (such as public speaking or social media promotion). They also get to meet and socialise with others their own age who have been through similar experiences.

Recruitment for our next group of Young Ambassador group will start in January 2024. If you’d like to be notified when recruitment begins, please email involvement@thebraintumourcharity.org and we’ll make sure you’re among the first people to know.

“This experience made me feel included, cared about, involved and loved. I gained friends for life and have had experiences that I would never have been able to without The Charity. It has not only helped me tremendously with the brain tumour side of things but also with my mental health. Joining was the best decision I’ve ever made!”

Ellen, Current Young Ambassador

See what the Young Ambassadors get up to

Meet our Young Ambassadors 2021

It’s the most fun I’ve had and it’s so great being involved with The Charity, it’s such a lovely family to be a part of. I’ve learnt to be more confident in what I can do but I’ve also made some really good friends and an amazing support network.

Molly, current Young Ambassador

Why I’m an Ambassador

Luke, April, Chandos, Hannah, Harry, Rebecca, Tom, Emma and Bradey, from our first group of Young Ambassadors, share their aims as Young Ambassadors and how they want to change the future for those affected by brain tumours.

Our new strategy

Find out how we’re leaning into our strengths and our community, to make sure we can continue to drive urgent progress for everybody affected by a brain tumour.