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Disability World: degree first for Sarah

20 December 2018

Sarah Gordy, who has starred in Call the Midwife, and was made an MBE in November, is the first person with Down’s Syndrome to receive an honorary degree from a UK university.

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Sarah became Mencap’s first official ambassador with a learning disability in 2013 and has appeared in theatre, film and television.
In her speech to fellow graduates at the University of Nottingham, she revealed how, as a child, she was told that her life might be limited.
She said: “Don’t listen to doubt… believe in yourselves.”

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