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Launch of new charity

Julie Walters cuts the ribbon
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Award winning actress and comedian Julie Walters had everyone rolling in the aisles, when she cut the ribbon at a cafe at 62-63 Old Steine, where young adults can study and prepare for work. Charity campaigner Rosa Monckton, whose younger daughter, Domenica, has Down’s Syndrome, started the registered charity ‘Team Domenica’ to meet the needs of learning disabled young adults whose greatest challenge is to find regular employment.

‘Team Domenica’ will offer comprehensive supported employment programmes which will not be just for those aiming to work in the hospitality industry, they will also be preparing candidates who want to work in the digital media, and elsewhere. This project provides the learning disabled with a support network, offering guidance and companionship to combat loneliness, and in making a contribution to society through work.

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