We hugely value the ideas and contributions you can make to help keep us real and relevant for you! We know that ideas and trends change in our world. That is why we want as much involvement as possible from the people who matter most – you!
We are delighted to introduce this year’s Youth Ambassador panel. Our panel will help us to improve, include and involve!
If you would like to consider being an ambassador, please contact Georgie by email
In the meantime, take a look at these brief profiles and find out more about your representatives – forward united!!
Natalie Webster – Liverpool
I am quite crafty and love to make things in my spare time, I’ve done card making, jewellery, mosaic art, candles, knitting, cross stitching and recently taught myself to sew on a machine and made a few bags, cushions and curtains for my new house. I started cross stitching when I got ill and I found it a good activity to do while in hospital as didn’t take up much of my energy. My friends and family love getting home made gifts so they keep me busy with their requests ha.
I also love travelling (minus the travel sickness ha) I currently live in the lake district and love to sight see and visit the local villages and towns as well as travel over to Yorkshire or Scotland with my partner. I love to travel abroad too and see all the different cultures and history. I am not a sunbed and beach type of girl I like to sight see more.
My favourite YCT activity is a hard one, as there isn’t any I don’t like. (Apart from horse riding I have a fear of horses unfortunately no idea why I just do).
Go karting is also a great activity brings out the competitive side in everyone.
My favourite saying is ‘When it rains look for rainbows and when it’s dark look for stars.’
Danielle Robinson – Corby
I like doing arts and crafts and watching box sets – my fave is Greys Anatomy. Fave film – I have so many but love Miss Congeniality, Music – Nickelback, Alfie Boe, Paloma Faith. Musicals – I like Hamilton, Les Mis, Greatest Showman, Chicago – mostly really love learning the lyrics and singing along and I love anything Disney. Love my dog Marty – he is a Lhasa Apso and is always there to give me cuddles lol. My favourite colour is mint green at the moment but I always go back to blue.
I don’t have a favourite YCT activity, just love catching up with friends and meeting new ones.
Mum is my hero she does so much for me also all of the patients I’ve met over the years, especially the children who are all heroes in my eyes.
My favourite saying is “YOLO”
Arnie Higgs & Liv Payne – Essex
Hi my name is Arnie Higgs and i’m into many things like playing pool, going to golf every weekend, spending time with my family. I love imagining ideas and designs for houses and buildings as I like interior design. I love my dogs too.
My favourite activity at Youth Cancer Trust is watersports. I love to laugh and joke that I can’t do it. But I literally cannot do it! but I love making everyone laugh, it’s a great crack.
I have many heroes from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Sylvester Stallone, but my number one hero is my brother I always look up at him and he’s always there for me. He is Bill Millar Staff Sergeant for the Army Air corps based in Andover.
My favourite quote is: Today the devil whispered in my ear and said you’re too weak to withstand the storm… today I whispered in the devils ear “I AM THE STORM”
Hi I’m Liv Payne, I’m into spending my time looking after disability children and making them smile, which is my main job role as a Aba tutor as well .
My favourite YCT activity is go-karting as I love the thrill going round the course and trying to beat everyone’s score times.
My hero is my Fiancé, Arnie, he has taught me a lot of things about life and made me a stronger person.
My favourite quotes is, ‘ Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself’.
Kirsty Harrison – Edinburgh
I’m a Beaver Scout leader, I love walking and keeping fit and trying new things. Of course I absolutely love shopping I’m a magnet to shops.
My favourite activities at YCT were water sports, although I can’t do them now it was still my favourite and just spending time with everyone at YCT relaxing in a happy place
My heroes are mum, dad and fiancé David who care for me so much and my surgeon.
My phrases are “crack on “ and “I can do this”.
Eloise Warrren – Devon
I’m into music, it’s my biggest passion and I currently attend one of the top music colleges in the country!
My YCT favourite activity is the boat ride, I find it very calming!
My hero would probably have to be my best friend Zara, she’s a fellow cancer warrior and she has so much strength!!!
My favourite phrase is “Plan A didn’t work, that’s okay! Good job the alphabet has 25 more letters!!”
Peter Caffell – Kent
I put noise cancelling ear phones in and listen to it and think to my self stay cheeky keep smiling and that’s what I do
My favourite YCT activity has got to be the water park. That’s when the group really bond, everyone’s falling in and making fools of themselves, but no one cares it’s all about having fun even when you can’t do it and just end up in the water. Close second has to be go karting.
As weird or silly as it may sound I don’t have a hero, I think you are the best you can be and do the best you can with what you have so you are your own hero in a way there for you don’t really need a hero.
I have two favourite quotes, but I don’t say them often out loud but am forever saying them to myself, the first one is stolen from Olly Murs “stay cheeky, keep smiling” the second is “I fall from the sky but I won’t fall forever, but when I rise I’ll be stronger then ever”
Sania Choudhry – Manchester
I’m into cars, travelling, reading, cycling and my favourite colour is purple.
My heroes are my parents who started from the very bottom and have managed to build an amazing life for us.
My favourite saying is ‘It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen’ And also I like this one; ‘Don’t count the days, make the days count’
Paullyanne Ortaleza – London
Kingsley Eixab – Wellingborough
Chelsey Dixon – Staffordshire
I am currently a full time athlete and love anything outdoors. I am also a BSc Biomedical Health student and love keeping up to date with what’s happening in the world of science.
When I am not training or studying, I like seeing my friends and family and love listening to music. I am a massive dog person and it is impossible for me to be near a dog and not say hello.
I don’t have a specific favourite YCT activity, I just love any of the water based activities; wake boarding, fast sight seeing speed boat trips and the out door inflatable course.
I don’t necessarily have a favourite quote but I believe that if you want to achieve something, you have to work for it and that you can achieve anything that you sent your mind to.
Thorin Drozd – Leeds
I currently work 2 jobs – my weekend job is working at the Emmerdale studio tour and the Emmerdale village tour! I really enjoy working there and the people I work with are fab!
I enjoy watching various sports from football to boxing even motorsports!
My favourite YCT activity has to be go-karting because it is a fun activity and I am competitive even if I’m not very good haha!
The main idol in my life is Steve Irwin and from a very young age I watched him on TV and read his books as his passion for helping all animals is something I have always shared! He was a truly astonishing person who had a massive affect on the way people see wildlife to this day!
My favourite phrase is ‘Sometimes later becomes never. Do it now”! This is my favourite phrase because I believe everyone has stuff they want to do in life and everyone deserves to spoil themselves, so instead of saying tomorrow or next week or even next year do it now!