Chris wants new challenge

PUBLISHED: 15:40 26 October 2012

Hardworking Chris Brown wants a job in a bid to beat the boredom.  Chris, 29, of St John’s Road, Exmouth, was born with Down’s syndrome and enjoys nothing more than rolling up his sleeves and getting stuck into a job.

Hardworking Chris Brown wants a job in a bid to beat the boredom. Chris, 29, of St John’s Road, Exmouth, was born with Down’s syndrome and enjoys nothing more than rolling up his sleeves and getting stuck into a job.

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Meet Chris Brown. He is hardworking and looking for a new challenge - be it voluntary, paid, or for pocket money. Can you help? Contact the Journal on 01392 888507.

Hardworking Chris Brown wants a job in a bid to beat the boredom.

Chris, 29, of St John’s Road, Exmouth, was born with Down’s syndrome and enjoys nothing more than rolling up his sleeves and getting stuck into a job.

Now his much-enjoyed stint stacking shelves at Tesco has come to an end, and a volunteer stint with Direct Taxi’s gardening scheme has halted for the winter, Chris is on the hunt for a new challenge.

The former Bicton College student is keen to give anything a go – he needs someone to give him the chance.

Paid, pocket-money, or voluntary, Chris does not mind, as long as he can spend at least a few hours a week in a workplace.

His only conditions are he would need support while he was working, and must be near a loo because he suffers from chronic ulcerative colitis, a bowel condition, for which he receives fortnightly injections.

Mum Barbara, 61, said: “He likes to muck in. He won’t sit and watch. He likes his independence.

“When he goes into hospital he goes on to the same ward.

“They know him and he helps them. He helps the old ladies and helps change the beds and tells them when the alarms go off.”

In the past Chris has stacked shelves at Tesco, learned to drive a tractor and worked with animals, including sheep and cows at Bicton, plus given garden makeovers with the Direct Taxis gang.

He currently runs his own successful pocket-money business from his mum’s garage, chopping and selling kindling for £1 a bag.

Chris said he is not afraid of hard work. He can work inside or outside, providing he has help.

Tony Quinn, Direct Taxis owner, said: “He’s a really good hard worker and has a good sense of humour.

“He’s reliable and friendly and got on with everything and talked to everyone.”

● If you can help Chris, call the Journal on 01392 888507.

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