Our 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.

"Being a Young Ambassador means that I can turn an isolating and negative experience in to a fulfilling one. Brain tumours are underfunded, under researched and under acknowledged, I seek to change this through sharing my story, raising awareness and encouraging people to help fund further research." - April, one of our Young Ambassadors.

Getting involved

Our Young Ambassadors get involved in a number of things we do as a charity. They attend information days, launches of our latest reports, and volunteer at events. All the while, raising awareness of brain tumours, to ultimately defeat them. They will also be helping to develop our new Young Adults Service.

The Young Ambassador programme is aimed at young adults aged 18-25 who are passionate about improving outcomes for everyone affected by brain tumours. We have now closed applications for 2017, and look forward to welcoming a new group of Young Ambassadors in April. The programme will run over two years and applications for the roles will reopen again in November 2018. If you have any questions about our Young Ambassadors Programme please contact Emma Percy Young Adults Worker at emma.percy@thebraintumourcharity.org.

We are looking for volunteers to join our team as community ambassadors. As a Community Ambassador in your local area, you will represent The Charity at local events, speaking about our work and the importance of the funds our supporters raise.

Our Young Ambassador's stories

Keep up with news from our Young Ambassadors by following us on Facebook and Twitter, where we share their stories and the latest happenings.

Young Ambassadors travel to Europe

Having all been affected by the diagnosis of a brain tumour, our Young Ambassadors bare helping to spread the word and make an impact for other young people nationwide. A number of them travelled to Brussels to press for more effective regulation to incentivise the development of paediatric cancer drugs and for better support services for those living with a brain tumour.

Our Young Ambassadors met Emma McClarkin, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the East Midlands to discuss their experiences and visited the office of the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC).

Emma pledged to facilitate the translation of HeadSmart cards to be distributed throughout Europe. This is great news for the HeadSmart campaign, as it means our message could be spread further and young lives could be saved throughout Europe.