Meet Gina, a Llamau super supporter since 2015! Over the past six years, Gina has shown an absolutely incredible commitment to ending homelessness for young people and women in Wales, and has raised over £15,000 for Llamau, as well a supporting our fundraising team as a Volunteer Ambassador. Read more from Gina in her own words below.

"It all started when I took part in my first ever Sleep Out. After taking part, I knew I wanted to do more to help the people Llamau support and since that night I have done five consecutive Sleep Outs and have also organised four of my own fundraising events - I have raised over £15000 in total. 2020 was a very different year for us all. With usual fundraising events not able to take place, I knew Llamau's ability to raise funds would be badly affected. I was determined to help in any way I could. In April, I took part in the 2.6 Challenge for Llamau, and have recently done a virtual walk of Wales, walking 170 miles in 23 days - a challenge I never thought I would do!

I strongly believe no one should be homeless. From a young age, I have wanted to help. I discovered Llamau by chance one day when I saw a young man in horrendous weather, crying his eyes out soaked from head to toe. It was heartbreaking but, as I was driving, I couldn’t stop to help him at the time. My drive home took me past Llamau’s head office, where I saw a banner advertising Sleep Out, and I've supported Llamau ever since. Over the years I have seen first hand the huge difference Llamau makes to people's lives. I have been privileged to meet some of the amazing people Llamau supports and to hear their inspirational stories. Llamau gives the people they support a future for life."

Could you volunteer as a Llamau Ambassador and support our fundraising team to raise vital funds? Find out more about becoming a Volunteer Ambassador for Llamau, and discover our other volunteering opportunities.