Youth Ambassadors

Myles Sketchley

myles lauren

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome the newest members of the Strongbones team. Myles, age 17 suffers with Cerebral Palsy and Scoliosis and was one of the first children Strongbones helped, and we feel so privileged to have him working with us.

Myles writes a Blog for the website where he visits various locations across the uk and reports on their wheelchair access which has proved an invaluable tool for our families.
Myles has attended many events on behalf of the charity including The Strongbones Rainbow Ball, Scolio Ball, hosted a party at Hamleys toy shop on Regent Street, helped get his sister Lauren to do a Bungee Jump and has presented various cheques on behalf of the charity.

Myles runs the project called “The Myles Sketchley Award For Inspirational Children” in which Myles nominates a deserving child. Every week the winner of the award is given the coveted Myles Sketchley award medal and a cheque for £150 to spoil themselves with as they see fit.

Myles is a WellChild award winner and is has also been selected by Prime Minster Theresa May as a points of light individual for exception services to disability .

We are honoured to have Myles on the team as he is one of the bravest children we have met, so it made perfect sense for him to award other courageous child and be the voice of the children we help.

Lauren Lovejoy

Myles has also worked with Miss Lauren Lovejoy, Lauren is a multi-talented motivational young woman, she is a song writer, singer, model and also a contestant on 2014 X Factor which Myles attended with her. Myles and Lauren have developed an amazing bond and have been super busy raising funds and awareness and have lots planned over the next year. Below are details of the work they have been carrying out.

Their hard work

  • Lauren organised a Fundraiser at Nottingham Forest FC.
  • Fundraiser at Morrison’s in Lings Bar in Nottingham, where Lauren preformed and Myles collected donations.
  • Lauren performed at Myles’s school.
  • Both attended our Hamley’s party in London.
  • Organised a fundraiser at Nottingham Airport. They both had such a fun time and Myles enjoyed the small aircraft and helicopters.
  • Myles has been continuing with his Myles Sketchley bravery awards.
  • Fundraiser at Nottingham Squash club with James and Robbo from Nottingham Hospitals radio.
  • Myles also did the ice bucket challenge for text donations to Strongbones.
  • Myles also took part in the Nottingham Robin Hood half marathon with Robbo (from Nottingham hospitals radio).
  • Both Ambassadors also delivered Toys to children in hospital this Christmas.
  • Myles organised a Christmas Art competition and ensured every child who entered won a prize.