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Become a LATCH Ambassador

Would you like to become more involved and represent LATCH in your local community?

LATCH is honoured to have Welsh International and Ospreys winger, George North, as a LATCH Ambassador and we'd love to welcome other high profile celebrities or individuals to the LATCH family!

As well as Celebrity Ambassadors, we are also looking to recruit a team of enthusiastic volunteers across Wales to become LATCH Community Ambassadors and help us spread the word about the great work that LATCH does to support children with cancer and their families in their local community.

We Need You

The LATCH Office is based at the Children’s Hospital for Wales in Cardiff and is run by two full time administration staff and one PR & Communications Officer. In order to keep running costs to the minimum, LATCH does not employ any professional fundraisers and relies on the generosity of our supporters, family and friends of our patients and local community organisations and businesses to raise funds on our behalf.

There are certain parts of Wales where we do not have any representation, such as Abergavenny, Merthyr, Neath and Aberystwyth and LATCH Community Ambassadors will fill help these gaps.

Please note that we are accepting Community Ambassadors from other communities – this is just as a guide.

Aim of LATCH Ambassadors

To promote the work of LATCH Welsh Children’s Cancer Charity to local communities across Wales.

Possible Tasks

  • To represent LATCH at any local fundraising events in your community and receive cheque presentations and give acceptance speeches etc
  • To feed any local stories to the local press and to the LATCH office to be used in The Beacon (LATCH’s newsletter) and the LATCH website.
  • To give presentations about the work of LATCH groups and organisations interested in fundraising for LATCH.
  • To manage and distribute LATCH promotional items and merchandise for your local area.
  • To distribute and collect collection boxes upon request to local pubs, clubs, shops and workplaces.
  • To support any events organised centrally by the LATCH office or by the nearest LATCH branch.

LATCH Community Ambassadors may want to organise their own fundraising activities but this is not a requisite requirement of the role.

Time

Flexible time commitment, approx 2/3 hours a month, requests will come in on an adhoc basis throughout the year

Place of Work

Home and various venues across your local area including schools, community groups and business venues.

Key criteria for the role

  1. Interest and understanding of LATCH’s work. You may have had first-hand experience of LATCH in the past or you may have connections with a family who has been looked after by LATCH.
  2. A good communicator, outgoing, confident and comfortable in giving presentations / talking to groups of people.
  3. IT skills, Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. You may have to write thank you letters on behalf of LATCH and amend presentations for certain audiences.
  4. Reliable, strong organisational skills and good time-keeping!

Benefits Offered

  1. Interest and understanding of LATCH’s work. You may have had first-hand experience of LATCH in the past or you may have connections with a family who has been looked after by LATCH.
  2. A good communicator, outgoing, confident and comfortable in giving presentations / talking to groups of people.
  3. IT skills, Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. You may have to write thank you letters on behalf of LATCH and amend presentations for certain audiences.
  4. Reliable, strong organisational skills and good time-keeping!
  5. Satisfaction that you are supporting such a great charity

Simply get in touch for more information or to apply!

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