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When Sarah met David - PM charms Urmston resident
12:00pm Saturday 7th September 2013 in News
LIKE all politicians David Cameron has his critics but disabled Urmston resident Sarah Maxfield Philips was won over when she met Prime Minister at a conference in London.
The 24-year old is a volunteer on the Can Do project run by Leonard Cheshire Disability and she rubbed shoulders with the PM when she attended the event run by the Department for Work and Pensions.
It was her job to tell delegates about the scheme and give out glasses of lemonade to them.
Sarah said: As David Cameron was removing his microphone and leaving I shouted over to him “Do you want some Lemonade?” he replied “no that you, “I’m sure is lovely but I haven’t got time, sorry. Mr Cameron was lovely and friendly but he didn’t say much because he was busy.”
But he did have time for a photo with Sarah after a request from Andrea Butler from LCD who attended the conference with her.
The Can Do project aims to provide volunteering opportunities for people with disabilities. She also met works and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith on the day and said he showed great interest in the Can Do project.
She said: “I met Iain Duncan Smith for longer, he was making a pledge at the Leonard Cheshire Disability stall and I asked him if he would like a drink of lemonade, he said yes and we began talking about what I was doing and that I was enjoying giving people the Lemonade, I told him all about the Can Do Project, he was really interested and he then asked me if I would like to shadow him one day later in the year.”
Sarah will shadow Mr Duncan Smith in Sepember.
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