Learning disability workers offer stellar service at fundraising ball

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The Ditchling ball raised more than £29,000 for charity
The Ditchling ball raised more than £29,000 for charity

WORKERS with learning disabilities stole the show at a fundraising ball.

Four front-of-house staff from Team Domenica, all of who have learning disabilities, were on hand to dish out canapes and serve drinks at the biennial Ditchling Charity Ball at Ditchling pavilion and recreation ground.

Team Domenica is a charity which helps young people with learning disabilities find and retain meaningful employment.

The event, on June 11, raised more than £29,000 for various good causes, thanks to a silent auction during which more than 50 items were sold.

The Argus: Lara from Team Domenica
The Argus: Lara from Team Domenica

Lara from Team Domenica

Organiser Nikki Chapman said: “Young people with learning disabilities rarely have the opportunities that they deserve to find paid employment, and we wanted to show that they are absolutely capable of doing so.

“We received so many compliments about their service and everyone loved having them there.”

Lara, one of the young people working on the night said: “It was fantastic working with my friends and giving great service. I want to work in a café in the future.”

The charity ball has now raised more £120,000 for charity overall.

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