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2022-09-21 21:59:45


A lady with Down’s syndrome has stated she can be “misplaced and upset” with out help to go to live shows and the cinema.

Sophie Scheeres, 30, from Cardiff, and her “gig buddy”, volunteer Gareth Pahl, have been going to occasions corresponding to live shows, reveals and the cinema collectively for 3 years.

However the scheme serving to Sophie has solely been in a position to match half of its 129 purchasers, and is asking for extra volunteers.

“It is not like being matched with an individual,” Gareth stated, “it is like being given a brand new greatest mate.”

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