We're delighted to announce that Jeff Mostyn, the Chairman of AFC Bournemouth, is joining forces with Julia's House as an Ambassador.
Jeff has been an active supporter of Julia’s House for many years, helping to raise awareness and income for the charity.
“Jeff has made a significant contribution to Julia’s House and the children and families we care for over many years,” says Mike Bartlett, our Deputy CEO. “Joining us as an Ambassador is a reflection of his commitment to the charity as well as the respect and regard with which he is held in the local community. We are delighted he accepted our invitation to join our highly valued group of Ambassadors who help Julia’s House connect with local businesses, organisations and individuals. We hope Jeff is as excited as we are about his new role.”
Working alongside Julia’s House patrons who include actors Martin Clunes and Nigel Havers, AFC Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe, and football manager, Harry Redknapp, Julia’s House Ambassadors help raise public awareness of the charity among the local community. They host Julia’s House events, attend meetings alongside hospice staff, represent the charity at external events, provide insight and advice on specific issues as well as build new relationships in the community – vital work, as in normal circumstances Julia’s House only receives five per cent Government funding.
“I couldn’t be joining Julia’s House at a more challenging time, but one in which the value of the work they do in caring for some of the most vulnerable children in our community has never been greater. I have long been a supporter of the charity and am truly delighted to take on a more formal role as one of their Ambassadors – I feel so honoured to have been invited. I am very much looking forward to working alongside my fellow Ambassadors and the amazing Julia’s House staff to support the charity in providing such a lifeline of care to so many local families.’’
A Julia’s House Ambassador is an honorary voluntary (non-executive) role. There is no fixed term and many stay with Julia’s House for a number of years. Other ambassadors include local businessman James Benamor, Lady Fuller, publisher Mark Allen as well as Julia’s House parents and young ambassadors.