We are honoured that a ranged of our charity volunteers have been recognised by the Third Sector.
All our volunteers are at the very heart of what we do for our community; from our trustees, of which Jack Morris is chair, to our team of Young Ambassadors and to all the volunteers that help at events and have helped support our staff in the office.
Their resilience, determination and passion to support everyone continues to be an inspiration.
The raft of Third Sector nominations for us include Jack as our Chair of Trustees and the inspiring team of Young Ambassadors.
Jack Morris, our Chair of Trustees, said: “I am honoured and delighted to have been nominated for this Award. Third Sector has always been a champion and beacon of exemplary leadership and governance within the charity field, so I am deeply appreciative to be acknowledged by them in this way.
“Of course, leadership is about inspiration – taking it from those who have compelled you to feel the need to take action, and then sharing it with all those around you to engage them in joining the cause.
“In The Brain Tumour Charity I am very fortunate to be able to work with so many courageous, passionate, generous and dedicated people – our trustees, staff, volunteers, donors, patient community and professional partners make up a formidable front, united in helping others. It is them who inspire me every day in this work.
“But my greatest inspiration is my dear daughter Emily who bravely fought and lost her life to this disease at such a young age. I would quite simply not be doing this were it not for her. If I am fortunate enough to go on to win this Award it will be in her honour, as well as down to the incredible support I’ve had from all those around me in the Charity.”
Yasmin Clapp is one of twenty three Young Ambassadors for The Brain Tumour Charity, raising awareness of symptoms and treatment and forming a vital lifeline for other young adults going through similar experiences.
Yasmin said: “Being part of the Young Ambassadors has helped me massively getting my life on track. It’s given me confidence to carry on with my work.
“I’ve met with my local MP and worked for Public Health highlighting the HeadSmart brain tumour symptom campaign that The Brain Tumour Charity leads and funds. I’m doing as much as I can at the moment to push out information and to get more facilities of cancer and brain tumour patients.”
Emma Wood, Young Adult Services Manager of The Brain Tumour Charity, said: “We are immensely proud of all our Young Ambassadors, as part of our volunteer teams that are making a real difference for everyone affected by a brain tumour.
“As the UK’s foremost brain tumour charity, we are leading the way in fighting this disease on all fronts. Our Young Ambassador program is key to this.”
All our volunteers have enabled us to continue moving forward and we’re so grateful. We’d also like to say a heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers who have helped us throughout the years.
To those of you who support our events, champion the charity in your community, raise awareness of our HeadSmart campaign, and so much more besides – we absolutely couldn’t do it without you.
Winners will be announced across two virtual ceremonies on Wed 7 and Thur 8 October.