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Call The Midwife’s Sarah Gordy Becomes First Woman With Down’s Syndrome To Be Made An MBE

November 7, 2018

Same Difference is thrilled to report that actress Sarah Gordy today became the first woman with Downs Syndrome to be made an MBE.

She received this honour for her services to the arts and to people with disabilities.

Gordy told the BBC it was “just fantastic” to return to the palace, having previously visited as a celebrity ambassador for the charity Mencap.

She added: “I’d like to inspire others and empower others to believe in themselves, especially people with Down’s syndrome.”

Our editor loved Sarah Gordy’s episode of Call The Midwife a few years ago. She also saw her in a highly recommended play, Jellyfish, earlier this year.

Same Difference remains inspired by her achievements, which include playing the role of a non disabled character.

This honour is very well deserved, and we wish Sarah Gordy every success in life and her acting career.

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