Lee Ellery joins Cerebral Palsy Cymru as their newest Ambassador

April 05 2024

We are delighted to welcome our newest Ambassador, Lee Ellery, to our team!

Lee Ellery is a Welsh disability rights campaigner, activist, and presenter of Swan TV’s disability show ‘In the Spotlight with Lee Ellery’. 

The announcement of Lee joining us as an Ambassador coincides with his 40th birthday.

"Today is a really important milestone for me" explains Lee "as, when I was born, my family were told by doctors that I would not live past the age of 20".

Lee, who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy which affects all four of his limbs, first got involved with Cerebral Palsy Cymru when he featured our Centre Director, Jenny Carroll, and Director of Fundraising & Communications, Marie Wood, on his Youtube series ‘In the Spotlight with Lee Ellery’ to talk about Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, which you can watch below.



He has been recognised for his disability campaigning on the 2022-2023 Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List and is an active member of the Welsh government's Disability Rights Taskforce, which works to remove inequalities experienced by disabled people in society. 

"It’s my mission to support those like myself with disabilities to live as best they can and to achieve their full potential. It was this whole ethos which made me want to become an Ambassador for Cerebral Palsy Cymru and to do what I can to help the charity improve the quality of life of those living with cerebral palsy in Wales."

Looking to the future, Lee will use his role as an ambassador to help raise awareness of cerebral palsy, as well as highlighting the vital therapy and support services we provide to children and families across Wales living with cerebral palsy.  

Our Director of Fundraising and Communications, Marie Wood, added:

"We are delighted that Lee Ellery will be joining our fantastic team of Ambassadors here at Cerebral Palsy Cymru. Lee is such a passionate and inspirational individual who is full of ideas as to how we can raise awareness of cerebral palsy and collaborate with Welsh Government to protect and prioritise services for children born with cerebral palsy. We look forward to working with him to advocate for those living with cerebral palsy through his TV programme and extensive networks."

Lee's message to other people living with disabilities is:

"Be yourself and know that whatever the obstacle, you can always achieve your dreams, as being different is what makes you stand out from the crowd."
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