Girl dressed for winter holding a little red heart up to the camera

My name is Ashley. I Love taking part in social events with the Somerville Foundation and especially enjoyed the Bloomsbury Bowling Day and the Michael Jackson thriller Day. I met lots of new people and had a great time.

I have also attended workshops that encourage people with a learning disability to vote and have their voice heard in their community. I am a Young Ambassador for the Inspire Me Project in Manchester. I love to inspire other young people and show them what they can achieve. Being a Young Ambassador has really helped me build my confidence. I have met many new people and feel I am a good role model. I do so many things independently and having a disability and a heart condition does not hold me back.

As a Young Ambassador I have been involved in many things including supporting the delivery of workshops to young people focusing on life skills and building confidence. I have been involved in a number of fundraising events and encourage others to volunteer.

I went on an activity weekend in Shropshire with the Down’s Heart Group in August 2014 as an Acting Mentor for the members. I really enjoyed helping others and building team effort with the group.

I am also active on social media spreading the word about what my favourite charities do and how they support young people.”

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