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Will Young - Supports: Mencap

Will Young was one of the presenters at a Mencap prizegiving ceremony to celebrate the achievements and successes of people with learning disabilities.

The singer was joined by Doctor Who star Christopher Ecclestone, undercover reporter Donal MacIntyre and minister for disabled people Anne McGuire.

The event was held at the V&A museum in London and marked the opening of the Snap! photography display.

Snap! is Mencap's photographic competition and is open to people with a learning disability, their friends and families. The exhibition is on at the Link Gallery at the V&A until 1 August.

Will Young said: "I encourage everyone to see Snap! I found it incredibly touching. Each photo gives a snapshot into the lives of people with a learning disability."

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