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Meet our new ambassador!
We are delighted to announce that singer and musician, Cormac Neeson has become an ambassador for Mencap NI.
Neeson's son, Dabhóg, was born in 2014, 3 months premature and with Down's syndrome. Dabhóg went on to attend the Mencap Children's Centre in Belfast when he was 2 years old.
Neeson says: "I can’t speak highly enough of the Mencap Children’s Centre, who have provided invaluable support and advice to us and played a major role in my son’s development."
This new relationship will see Neeson become our ambassador, and will also see Mencap fully support his new single Broken Wing (which is inspired by Dabhóg) and album White Feather.Find out more
Listen to Broken Wing
You can watch the lyric video of Cormac Neeson's single, Broken Wing, here.
Speaking about the track, Cormac says:
“I’ve never written a song like Broken Wing before. Even though I’ve heard it hundreds of times now, I still get emotional every time I sing it back because of just how relevant the lyric is to my life and my family’s life. It’s my hope that maybe when people hear this song they can relate to the message.”
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Mencap Centre in Belfast
Mencap Centre was officially opened by the First and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland in 2016.
The centre is the first of its kind for Mencap, and is a radical step for the future of children and young people with a learning disability, and their families, across Northern Ireland.
Find out more about this amazing facility.Find out more