Our ambassadors represent a variety of disabilities and impairments and are either participants, advocates or coaches themselves. They are promoting our All Together campaign which aims to promote and help increase the disability and inclusive sport opportunities available and they demonstrate that regardless of your disability, sport can be a fun, enjoyable and important part of everyone’s life.

If you would like to find out more about All Together campaign please contact hayley.chapman@activeessex.org

See below inspirational profiles of our All Together Ambassadors who are helping us to champion disability and inclusive sport and physical activity across Essex.

Alex Innes
I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) when I was 7 years old, but never truly felt the impact of it until I lost...
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Alex Turley
I had always been active through school, taking part in various sport teams including football, swimming, horse riding and later weight lifting in the...
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Andrea Hall
First and foremost I’m a mum to 3 little pickles as I call them, 2 of which are on the Autistic Spectrum so they...
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Anne Wafula-Strike
Hi my name is Anne; I took up wheelchair racing after the birth of my son. I became the first wheelchair racer from East...
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Ben Ashley
At around the age of 20 I decided to get fit and attended a bootcamp with some friends of the family. The man who...
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Billy Mansell
All my life I have been passionate about sport and physical activity, when I was younger I competed in various sports at high levels...
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Charlie Latimer
Hi my name is Charlie; I have always been a keen sports woman playing lots of school sport at Market Field School. When I...
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Chris Mcleod
Hi my name is Chris and I am a participant and volunteer at Sport for Confidence. I have always had issues with depression, anxiety...
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Daniel Adams
Daniel joined The Griffin Bowls Club in 2010 as a young 20 year old with Asperger’s Syndrome. His social and communication skills at the...
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David Morphew
Hi my name is David; I am a happily married man with 4 children. I got my spinal cord injury in 2006 after an...
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Donna Robinson
Hi my name is Donna and I am a member of Sport for Confidence. Sport for Confidence is a pioneering initiative, which supports people...
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Freya Levy
Hi my name is Freya and I’m a wheelchair basketball player from Rayleigh. Before becoming disabled in 2010 I played rugby and football at...
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Gareth Gailey
Hi my name is Gareth and I am the project leader for Team2gether, a running group that helps those with Mental Health issues access...
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Gary Perryman
Hi my name is Gary and I manage Colchester VI Running Network and I am a England Athletics VI Running Champion. I have always...
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Jackie Howlett
5 years ago before Fibromyalgia I use to do sport all the time. I use to run and this had slowly diminished from 2015...
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Jonathan Bone
In 2013 I joined Chelmsford City Mencap, I was one of the founding members of the club. This is my 6th year at the club...
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Justine Harrington
Hi my name is Justine; I was born with a visual impairment and have always had some interest in exercise and physical activity such...
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Kaiya Latham
Hi, my name is Kaiya and my sport is Circus Skills for fitness and creative purposes. I was diagnosed with high functioning autism and...
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Keeley Beech
Hi my name is Keeley; I injured my shoulder in 2011 and was introduced to yoga to help the shoulder and other muscle tightness...
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Kierran Pearce
Hi my name is Kierran, I am involved with teaching PE in my current role and through my work with the Multi-Schools Council I...
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Laura Evans
I used to be a carer in the community and long hours, poor eating and not looking after my health, as well as being...
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Lucy Hodges MBE
I am an award-winning world champion sailor, mentor and disability sports ambassador. I am one of the UK’s most successful disabled sailors being 3...
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Matthew Robinson Jayes
Hi my name is Matthew, I was born with Cerebral Palsy but my disability does not prevent me from participating in as many sports...
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Oliver Lancashire
Hi my name is Oliver; I am a cricket player and a kayak paddler from Kelvedon, Braintree. I have a genetic condition that has...
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Paul Guest
Hi my name’s Paul and I’m a national league wheelchair basketball player from Kirby le-Soken, Tendring. I’m also involved in other sports such as...
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Richard Chiassaro
Hi my name is Richard; I’m an Essex Paralympian competing in wheelchair racing. I started racing in 2009 in the hope to be selected...
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Richard Naylor-Jones
Hi my name is Richard; I am a karate participant, club coach and national referee.  I have voluntary roles with the Karate Union of...
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Samantha Holmes
My name is Sam and I’ve just become an all together ambassador. I’m an England athletics run leader and a walking for health walk...
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Suzanne Warren
Hi my name is Suzanne; I am a Para-swimmer from Holland-on-Sea, Tendring. Sport and physical activity has always been a family tradition for as...
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Therese Hunt
As a child I became a campaigner for the inclusion of disabled children in sport and play.  This led me to become an advisor...
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Toby Wheeler
Toby is a young man who has Cerebral Palsy. He has been told he has the most positive and infectious outlook on life. Toby...
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Wali Noori
Hi, my name is Wali and this is my story. In 2009, when I was in my second year as a translator and cultural...
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Zoe McKenzie
I have always been active to manage my Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (type III) symptoms but it was my diagnosis of Lupus in June 2017 that...
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Thank you for your interest in supporting the All Together campaign. The hope is that the ambassadors will help us celebrate inclusive physical activity in Essex. We would love you to help inspire others with a disability or long term health condition in Essex to take part in more sport and physical activity.

In summary the ambassador role includes:

* Please note: there is no time commitment to being an ambassador. You only have to do what you feel comfortable with.

From October 2019, we are re-invigorating our ambassador programme and you can sign up as an ambassador based on what role you would like to do! You can pick one or two or do all 4!

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