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The Answer's Cormac Neeson takes on role as Mencap ambassador

Photo by Aaron McCracken
Photo by Aaron McCracken

The Answer's Cormac Neeson has been announced as an ambassador for Mencap NI.

The partnership is particularly significant for the rocker as in 2014, his son Dabhóg was born three months prematurely and with Down’s Syndrome.

Cormac’s son Dabhóg attended the Mencap Children’s Centre in Belfast when he was two years old.

The Centre is a unique specialist learning environment for children with a learning disability, autism and developmental delay, which is run in partnership with the Belfast Health Trust.

Cormac, from Downpatrick, has penned an emotional autobiographical track, Broken Wing, about what it’s like to bring up a child with disability.

Margaret Kelly, director of Mencap NI, said: “We are very excited to be working with Cormac Neeson on this new project, the very emotional song Broken Wing, inspired by his son Dabhóg who attended the Mencap Children’s Centre last year.

"The song and Cormac’s family story will help raise awareness of learning disability and Mencap’s early intervention work to give all children the best start in life. The lyrics in this song are very special and will connect with so many parents, we are delighted to be involved.”

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