People in Northamptonshire are being asked to consider becoming an ambassador to help raise awareness and cash for children’s disability charity Newlife.
The charity is looking for county people to help ensure disabled children and their families get the support they so desperately need.
Newlife says demand for its services is growing and calls to its national helpline have more than doubled in the last year.
Newlife ambassadors would get involved in raising the charity’s profile across the county so that more parents are encouraged to access the range of Newlife services, including its Nurse Helpline, equipment grants and support for those with life-limiting conditions.
Ambassadors would also work to set up and support fundraising opportunities.
Newlife has provided 49 families in Northamptonshire with grants for vital equipment. The grants add up to £99,625.
Youngsters who the charity has helped with equipment grants include Ebony-Jay Thurland, 11, of Burton Latimer, and 16-year-old Corey Haseley from Wellingborough.
Newlife says its ambassadors come from all walks of life, from business people to parents who are concerned about child healthcare.
The charity provides full support for all its ambassadors, including presentation packs.
Newlife chief executive officer Sheila Brown said: “Becoming a volunteer ambassador is probably the closest you can get to directly influencing and improving the life of a disabled child in your area.
“We don’t spend money on sending you pens and junk mail, advertising on bill boards or paying celebrities. Newlife uses its funds to help real children in real cities, towns and villages across the UK and the ambassador programme helps us to reach families so they know they are not alone.”