VIDEO: Chesterfield teen Connor Gregory does a wonderful thing

Praise has been heaped on a teenager who has helped disabled young people at Chesterfield charity Fairplay.

Thursday, 5th April 2018, 3:54 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th April 2018, 4:01 pm
Connor Gregory.
Connor Gregory.

Connor Gregory, 18, of Spital Lane, Chesterfield, taught himself how to perform the song 'This Is Me' in sign language so he could teach the young people how to do it.

They will perform the tune - from the hit film 'The Greatest Showman' - as part of a disability awareness video.

Connor's mum, Liane Winters, said: "When we think of the young people of today there tends to be quite a negative stigma attached to them.

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Connor Gregory.

"Here's my son doing something amazing because he is amazing."

She added: "Fairplay does fantastic work and this is just another example of some of the good things that happen in Chesterfield."

Connor's manager, Kathryn Anderson, said: "Congratulations to Connor, who came to Fairplay as a volunteer four years ago and, after an 18-month apprenticeship, will now be taking up a permanent position as a team member.

"He has taken the time to learn 'This Is Me' in sign language to unite all of our young people.

Connor Gregory.

"This took place as part of a volunteer celebration day that our young people organised to give something back to the volunteers who give up their time to help. This involved preparing and serving afternoon tea and ended with the empowering 'This Is Me'."

The above video has been watched by hundreds of people on social media.

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