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Ambassadors

Our ambassadors play a fundamental role in raising awareness and support for our charity and the services we provide for young people across the region. They also play a role in inspiring our young people to make positive life changes.

We’re always keen to hear from local people or those with a connection to Sheffield who are able to support us to help us deliver much needed services for young people. Whether you are a local professional who also feels passionate about supporting young people to achieve and progress positively in life, a local celebrity or business person who could help us raise our profile and make valuable connections or someone who may have experienced some of the difficulties life can present, but feels they have managed to achieve life aspirations and could inspire our young people, we would love to hear from you. Or, you may have had a personal experience that resonates with the work we do for young people and want to support us through championing our successes via social media and through your networks.

Whatever your background, if you feel like you have life experience, skills or a position that may help us to engage young people with our services, make valuable connections with funders and decision makers or help to raise our profile in the region then please do get in touch.

Here are some of the ways our current ambassadors get involved and support us. As you can see, support is broad ranging and there are lots of ways you can get involved.

  • Tell inspirational personal stories at awareness events and inspire young people to aspire and achieve
  • Offer skills and experience to raise awareness of the charity and its services for young people e.g. event hosting
  • Use social media channels to raise awareness of our services for young people & our fundraising efforts
  • Inspire friends, family, work colleges and others in their networks to volunteer or support us
  • Fundraise for us by holding or attending events
  • Use sporting / professional skills to host activities at our youth clubs with young people e.g. Boxing coaching
  • Contribute financially to a particular project or area of support
  • Introduce us to potential partners and supporters

Meet our ambassadors

Meet some of our ambassadors who are making positive changes in the Sheffield region and get a flavour of their backgrounds and how they support us. We are so proud and thankful for all the support and dedication our ambassadors have shown our charity and the services we provide.

Paulette Edwards

Paulette is a radio host for BBC Radio Sheffield. She also used to be a secondary school teacher and cares about young people and their opportunities. Paulette has hosted events for us and is keen to use her platform to raise awareness about the help young people can receive at Sheffield Futures.

Howard Middleton

Howard rose to fame during season four of the Great British Bake Off. As well as judging the annual Sheffield Futures baking fundraiser, Howard is keen to share some of his experiences to encourage others to express their individuality and explore their potential.

Nathan Peterson

Nathan is an inspirational youth ambassador who has first-hand experience of the services Sheffield Futures provides. He believes his story proves there is always hope and no one should ever give up on themselves.

Nicola Hobbs

Nicola has worked in the fire service for nine years in various roles and also used to play for the 15-21 England football team. Nicola is passionate about educating young people with regards to fire safety and also collaborates on our LGBT campaigns and activities.

How you can help

Our charity is dedicated to helping Sheffield's young people to reach their full potential and achieve the best out of life, whatever their starting point. To help us to do more to support young people and communities we need your help. Just remember, every penny you donate will make a difference.