They do incredible work for us and help to provide a voice in their community. Thanks to their commitment and enthusiasm we’re able to achieve so much more than we would alone.
It’s important to us that they feel a valued and integral part of our organisation and as part of this we like to bring them together from time to time, to meet and learn from each others’ experiences and to help us plan for the future.
Last Saturday 29 of our Ambassadors met up at our Head Office to do just that in an event organised by our volunteering team – and to attend our Remembrance Garden 10th anniversary event.
Entitled Planning for Success, the event gave our volunteer Community Ambassadors and Young Ambassadors the opportunity to learn about developments in our work from Believe & Achieve, Meningitis Aware Recognition Mark and the Rebuilding Futures Fund.
New strategic plan
They also heard from our chief executive Dr Tom Nutt about work that is underway on our new strategic plan to replace Vision 2020. Bev Corbett, our Research and Support Director, ran an information session on Meningitis – the disease: What can you say? And there were also sessions on ways to get even more involved and building confidence in talking about the charity, its work and the disease more generally.
“It was a fantastic and lively meeting,” said Jean Lawton, our Volunteer Manager. “It was clear that our Ambassadors had a thought-provoking and interesting day and valued the opportunity to spend some time with each other, find out about our recent developments and contribute to shaping our future plans.
“Without our Community Ambassadors and Young Ambassadors we would not be able to reach as many people as we do,” Jean added. “They continue to give their time and passion to support our awareness and fundraising activities.”
Find out more about volunteering for us and opportunities coming up.