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Mencap Young Ambassadors

Friday 4 July 2014
Mencap's Roxanne Potts (back row, third from left) with RuTC's Young Ambassadors. Mencap's Roxanne Potts (back row, third from left) with RuTC's Young Ambassadors.

During the summer term, supported learning students Zoe Diprose, Leanne Francis, Ahmed Gowiely, Damien Jones, Ben Parsons, Jordan Shopland and Nathan Soetan-Williams become young ambassadors for Mencap - the UK's leading learning disability charity.

Assisted by Roxanne Potts, Regional Youth Co-ordinator at Mencap, the students took part in a variety of community impact projects designed to raise awareness, inspire others and help make positive changes for people affected by learning disabilities.

During the summer, the students helped to deliver learning disabilities awareness training to Land Securities staff in London, promoted Learning Disabilities Week at both The Galleria in Hatfield and Lewisham Shopping Centre, and also took part in the launch of Mencap's 'Hear my voice' campaign. The group also assisted the Mencap Trust Company with their website content, helping young people understand what a discretionary trust is and the importance of having one. Nathan and Leanne also took part in work experience with Mencap as part of the programme.

"It's been a real pleasure working with the Richmond upon Thames College students as each of them has thrived in the programme and have shown a real desire to take part in Mencap activities," said Roxanne Potts. "They have brought some amazing insights into the role and have set a great example for other ambassadors to follow."

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