Rebecca's royal seal of approval

AN INSPIRATIONAL 24-year-old who has battled against the odds to get a job has received a royal seal of approval. Rebecca Dixon, of Stodelegh Close, Worle, was born with brittle bone disease and has found it hard to find full-time work because of her cond

AN INSPIRATIONAL 24-year-old who has battled against the odds to get a job has received a royal seal of approval.Rebecca Dixon, of Stodelegh Close, Worle, was born with brittle bone disease and has found it hard to find full-time work because of her condition.The former Priory Community School pupil beat off some stiff competition to win the Employment Opportunities' unlimiting ambition award, presented by the Duke of Edinburgh at St James' Palace in London.Employment Opportunities is a national charity set up to help people with disabilities find work. The group's first award ceremony recognises the achievements of people with disabilities and who have overcome a lot to find work.Rebecca, who also studied at Weston College, said: "Because of my illness if I have an accident and I break something I could die and a lot of employers felt that was a risk they didn't want to take, which is understandable."I got in touch with Equal Opportunities and the people there were awesome."The charity found me a job as an office administrator with North Somerset Council."That was a six month contract and now I'm looking into freelance administration."* Pictured: Rebecca with Sara Bennett, who nominated her for her award.


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