Clothing Retailer Uses Toddler With Down Syndrome as Model

'No limits for our little girl'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 17, 2017 2:48 PM CDT
An image of Down syndrome toddler Lily Beddall, who is featuring as a model for British fashion and homeware retailer Matalan, is displayed in a Matalan store on Oxford Street in London, Friday, March...   (Matt Dunham)
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(Newser) – A British clothing retailer is featuring a toddler girl with Down Syndrome as a model in its stores across the UK, the AP reports. Britain's ITV reports that Lily Beddall's picture is hanging on the walls of 217 Matalan locations across the the UK. Her mother, Vicki Beddall, took Lily to see her picture in one of the stores and posted the moment on Facebook . She writes that she's "proud of Lily and proud of what she has achieved." She adds, "no limits for our little girl." The company's marketing director, Simon Lee, says "it was a joy to work with Lily" and that the company is thrilled to hear the family enjoyed seeing her photos in its stores. (Read more Down Syndrome stories.)

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