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City college student organises fair

Rebekah Gill, who has organised the City College Christmas fair

Rebekah Gill, who has organised the City College Christmas fair

Archant

For student Rebekah Gill, from Brundall, organising this year's City College Christmas fair has added significance.

The 17-year-old was born with a form of cerebral palsy that affects her whole body and it means she has to use an electric wheelchair.

Through organising the festive event the student is able to use the skills she is gaining at college but it is also a sign of the independence and confidence the teenager possesses despite her condition.

Miss Gill attends the college four days a week on a course that provides one-to-one support and which is designed to prepare her for life and work. And as part of the course Miss Gill, who uses the banner of her enterprise Rebekah Gill Event Promotions, is organising the fair.

Miss Gill said: “I really like organising events and look forward to this event being fantastic and massive.

“I hope the project will help me meet new people and make friends in the community, as I love being sociable.”

The event will take place on Thursday, November 27 from 12pm to 6pm and will be held in the StartUp Lounge at the college on Ipswich Road.

The Christmas fair will include 30 stalls of craft, giftware, refreshments, food, games, music and much more.

As well as stalls, Miss Gill is also planning a charity tombola at the event to raise funds and awareness for two charities, Pets as Therapy and Dogs for the Disabled.

The youngster added: “I attend college four days a week and I enjoy every day of it.

“In addition to the charitable fundraising, I hope to be able to use funds raised from this event to help start up some more clubs and events for students at the college.”

There are a few stalls available for people to apply for and cost £5.

For information about how to apply for a stall or general enquiries on the Christmas fair, email echubb@ccn.ac.uk.

Have you got a story to tell? Email rebecca.murphy@archant.co.uk

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