Libby became a Young Ambassador for The Charity after her sister, Beth, was diagnosed with two brain tumours. She was inspired to join the team after the support her and her family received from our team following Beth’s diagnosis. In her role as a Young Ambassador, Libby was determined to raise awareness of the cause and be a support to others who have been affected.
My time as a Young Ambassador
To sum up my time as a Young Ambassador in one word would be magical! I have never laughed and smiled as much as I did during training weekends and family days. And all whilst helping and making a difference to such a wonderful charity.
I was definitely apprehensive about applying to start with; I was concerned I wouldn’t have enough time, or I wouldn’t be able to bring much experience to The Charity as I wasn’t directly hit with a brain tumour diagnosis.
However, two years down the line and I could not be more thankful that I became a Young Ambassador.
Every time I attended a charity day, I felt part of a huge family and loved getting involved by joining in with activities or simply having a chat with an individual impacted by a brain tumour and discussing how they feel!
The training weekends were one of my favourite times – they were informative, inclusive and kept us up-to-date with everything happening, alongside making sure we felt comfortable and able to fulfil our roles.
Finally, the friendships I made are unbreakable, every single Young Ambassador I met is inspirational and we were like a tight knit family. It was very special to make such an amazing and happy experience out of something life-changing and to some, heart-breaking. I will forever be grateful for this incredible journey as a Young Ambassador.
We’re now looking for our next group of Young Ambassadors
Find out more about the Young Ambassador programme and how to apply.