Ambassador Resource Hub

What is the Campaigns Ambassador Resource Hub?

The Ambassador Resource Hub is for Cancer Research UK Campaigns Ambassadors. It is the one-stop shop for toolkits, campaigning materials and training resources.

Your latest campaigning actions will always be in your monthly Ambassador e-update. Below are links and downloads for campaigning actions. Not all campaigning actions have additional resources, so please read your latest e-update for instructions on what you need to do and contact us if you're unsure about anything.

Click on the Build Your Campaigning Skills section below for the most useful links to help you develop as a Campaigns Ambassador and to help you do your role more effectively.

Your Smokefree UK Campaign Action - Summer 2022

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Millions of lives are in their hands #SmokefreeUK

Smoking is still the biggest cause of cancer and preventable death in the UK. We’ve made progress, but the UK Government must do more to make the UK smokefree. It’s time we lose the tobacco and gain a better future.

The UK needs smokefree action to help make sure young people don’t start smoking, and smokefree funding to help people quit.

To make the UK smokefree, the UK Government must:

Stop the start. Create measures to prevent young people from smoking.

Start the stop. Fund public health campaigns and stop smoking services to help people quit smoking

Your core campaigning action: meet your MP

Deadline: Friday 2 September 2022
Time to act: 20 – 30minute meeting plus time to prepare
Skills: Relationship building, influencing, storytelling

 

Millions of lives are in their hands #SmokefreeUK

Smoking is still the biggest cause of cancer and preventable death in the UK. We’ve made progress, but the UK Government must do more to make the UK smokefree. It’s time we lose the tobacco and gain a better future.

The UK needs smokefree action to help make sure young people don’t start smoking, and smokefree funding to help people quit.

To make the UK smokefree, the UK Government must:

Stop the start. Create measures to prevent young people from smoking.

Start the stop. Fund public health campaigns and stop smoking services to help people quit smoking

Your core campaigning action: meet your MP

Deadline: Friday 2 September 2022
Time to act: 20 – 30minute meeting plus time to prepare
Skills: Relationship building, influencing, storytelling

 

Millions of lives are in their hands #SmokefreeUK

Smoking is still the biggest cause of cancer and preventable death in the UK. We’ve made progress, but the UK Government must do more to make the UK smokefree. It’s time we lose the tobacco and gain a better future.

The UK needs smokefree action to help make sure young people don’t start smoking, and smokefree funding to help people quit.

To make the UK smokefree, the UK Government must:

Stop the start. Create measures to prevent young people from smoking.

Start the stop. Fund public health campaigns and stop smoking services to help people quit smoking

Your core campaigning action: meet your MP

Deadline: Friday 2 September 2022
Time to act: 20 – 30minute meeting plus time to prepare
Skills: Relationship building, influencing, storytelling

 

Millions of lives are in their hands #SmokefreeUK

Smoking is still the biggest cause of cancer and preventable death in the UK. We’ve made progress, but the UK Government must do more to make the UK smokefree. It’s time we lose the tobacco and gain a better future.

The UK needs smokefree action to help make sure young people don’t start smoking, and smokefree funding to help people quit.

To make the UK smokefree, the UK Government must:

Stop the start. Create measures to prevent young people from smoking.

Start the stop. Fund public health campaigns and stop smoking services to help people quit smoking

Your core campaigning action: meet your MP

Deadline: Friday 2 September 2022
Time to act: 20 – 30minute meeting plus time to prepare
Skills: Relationship building, influencing, storytelling

 

Below you'll find the most useful links and resources to help you develop as an ambassador and to help you do your role more effectively. You can use the Ambassador Skills Builder pack to help identify your campaigning strengths and how to improve.

What should I do as a new ambassador? You'll receive induction training shortly after you join depending on your commitments. Download your induction training presentation slides here. Looking over this training can also be useful if you haven't campaigned for a while or need a refresher.

How does Cancer Research UK campaign? We work with all our supporters, political representatives and policymakers to prioritise cancer over a range of areas including prevention, early diagnosis and treatments. Find out more about CRUK’s policy areas and messages.

How do I work with politicans and have effective meetings with them? Read this top tips handout and listen to your Campaigns Ambassador Politicans Podcasts series hosted by Campaigns Ambassadors and the Cancer Research UK Public Affairs Team. Additionally, you can watch specific training about having effective online/virtual meetings with politicians.

How does my political system work? You all have an MP who represents your interests at Westminster. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also have their own regional parliaments and representatives in addition to this. Click below to find out more.

How do I persuade and speak confidently? As an ambassador, you'll speak with political representatives and people you know about our campaigns to get their support. Look at our speaking persuasively and confidently handout for top tips. Watch our communicating and influencing training here.

How do I write persuasively, personally and clearly? You'll regularly contact your political representatives about our campaigns and you can be more effective if you write persuasively, personally and clearly. Read our write persuasively and clearly handout and watch the writing effective emails training.

How do I use social media? Read our top tips handout. Watch our trainings providing an introduction to social media and twitter writing skills. Additionally, it is useful to follow us on Twitter at @CRUK_Policy and share our content.

How can I learn more about what is going on locally? Get to know your local cancer stats. Additionally, it is useful to know what Cancer Research UK is doing in your area. You can research yourself if there is a local fundraising group, shop, Cancer Awareness Roadshow or Race for Life in your area.

How can I more meaningful conversations with people about cancer? As a representative of Cancer Research UK, family, friends and the general public might ask you questions about cancer. Learn more about how to have conversations about cancer via our free online course.