Project 21: Colchester dancers with Down's syndrome take centre stage

A musical theatre group is giving people with Down's syndrome the chance to shine and show "just how great they are".

Alex Munn, founder of Project 21, said: "I wanted to give them a platform and a voice."

Down's syndrome, which results in some degree of learning disability, is caused by an extra chromosome in a person's cells.

"We're all about raising awareness and the profile of people with Down's syndrome because they are an integral part of our community," Ms Munn said.

One dancer, Rebecca, 20, said: "We're always a good group full of different abilities throughout."

The project runs weekly dance workshops in Ipswich and Colchester.

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