Artwork and poetry showcased for charity

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A GROUP of young ambassadors for a charity showcased their artwork and poetry to encourage people to focus on ability, rather than disability.Gunwharf Quays hosted the ‘Creative Spirit Gallery’ in support of learning disability charity Mencap on Friday.

The ambassadors also encouraged shoppers to help create a ‘communal’ piece of artwork based on the theme ‘Looking Beyond the Label’.

Jack Busby, centre director, said: ‘The Creative Spirit Gallery was a chance for members of the public to meet some amazing young people who have benefited from Mencap’s initiatives and learn more about the work of the charity and how they can support it.’

The gallery marked the start of Land Securities’ charity partnership with Mencap and its sister charity Enable Scotland.

Land Securities hopes to raise enough money to support and train 100 young ambassadors over the coming year.

Young ambassador Jonathan Gillespie, 23, said: ‘All in all, it was a great, fun day.’