When I initially became involved with The Trust in 2011, I was a young father who was struggling mentally and emotionally, and quite frankly, was on a continuous downward spiral. After attending the iconic Team Programme it enabled me to see a better future for myself and change my thought perspective on my current situation. -
Around a year or so after attending the programme, I applied to become a Young Ambassador. The role of an Ambassador was to represent the Trust at Speeches, Panel Discussions and other events that had been organised to raise awareness of their work and hopefully funds to support future courses for the next generation of young people, and in 2013 I attended my first event. -
6 months and a handful of so events later, I received a call from Nikki asking if I would attend the Huawei Winter Concert at London South Bank, specifically to deliver a speech infront of 500+, I jumped at the opportunity. - (Actually I jumped at most of the opportunities that were asked of me) -
But this one excited me a lot. I had delivered speeches in front off 100+, had visited some amazing places but had never had an audience that large. -
Delivering the speech was exhilarating, I never really prepared my speeches, I allowed myself to speak freely and openly from the heart. I mean, it was is my own personal journey, It's imprinted within me. The Directors of Huawei asked me to cut the cake, in which I asked them if they were certain I didn't really want that responsibility 😂 and a few other jokes that my mind forgets shortly followed. Attending the Huawei Winter Concert was an absolute pleasure even more so that I was asked personally to deliver a speech.
Volunteering as a Young Ambassador for The Prince's Trust, was one of the most beneficial and rewarding opportunities I was blessed with. It gave me an opportunity to give back to an organisation that had done so much for me, and hopefully in return, I hope my contribution has helped a number of young people in need or their services. -