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Mayor of Barking and Dagenham marks International Day of Disabled People

PUBLISHED: 16:40 06 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:40 06 December 2018

Robert and Nana from Sycamore Trust UK, the Mayor's Disability Champion Funmi Alake, mayor Sanchia Alasia and autism ambassador Daniel. Picture: Steve Dixon

Robert and Nana from Sycamore Trust UK, the Mayor's Disability Champion Funmi Alake, mayor Sanchia Alasia and autism ambassador Daniel. Picture: Steve Dixon

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The mayor of Barking and Dagenham marked International Day of Disabled People at Dagenham and Redbridge football club.

Autism ambassadors Daniel Sajeel and Robert Lamb with Dagenham and Redbridge mascot Digger. Picture: Steve DixonAutism ambassadors Daniel Sajeel and Robert Lamb with Dagenham and Redbridge mascot Digger. Picture: Steve Dixon

Sanchia Alasia joined members of autism charity, Sycamore Trust UK, at the event, which aimed to celebrate people with disabilities and the organisations that support them.

IDDP has been celebrated in the borough since 2003, and this year’s theme was aspire and achieve. The theme showcased the achievements and acknowledge the aspirations of the disabled community.

The afternoon contained speeches and videos about the borough’s disabled community, there was a guest appearance from Dagenham and Redbridge’s mascot, Digger, and the event concluded with a disco in the evening.

Steve Dixon from the trust said: “We’re always delighted to be part of IDDP. It’s extremely important to support any initiative that champions people with differing abilities, but more than that, it’s great fun and our young people really enjoy it.”

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