Through the MCC Lens

Curious Claire

Join Claire-May Minett as she hosts a series of exclusive interviews.

Curious Claire is one of our MCC ambassadors. She is 43, has Mosaic Down syndrome and loves interviewing all sorts of people with candour and humour!

She is a self advocate at International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association, studied BA Hons Media Degree at University of Bolton, lives and travels independently and loves cooking and dancing.


#MCCAmbassador Mother’s Day 2021

March 14, 2021 6:19 pm

Some of our wonderful Ambassadors with their Mum! 🥰 ...

Through the MCC Lens Mallory Paige Designs

October 26, 2020 2:04 am


Bethany Asher - Through The MCC Lens

October 2, 2020 9:42 am

🎬 Bethany Asher, incredible actress who happens to have Down syndrome, speaks exclusively to Claire May, our very own MCC reporter who herself has Mosaic Down syndrome and a self advocate for the ‘International Mosiac Down Syndrome Association’.

Bethany has starred in Dumping Ground, Doctors and the film Innocence, she hopes to get a spot on BBC EastEnders or Hollyoaks one day and soon to be appearing in a new film with Vicky McClure.

Hear Bethany talk about her experience on set and her hope and dreams for the future.


Enjoy this fabulous interview!

Johns Crazy Socks - Through The MCC Lens

September 13, 2020 8:31 pm


Adam Pearson - Through The MCC Lens

September 7, 2020 8:19 pm


Ollie & Cameron Scougal - Through The MCC Lens

August 17, 2020 10:36 pm

Claire-May Minett interviews Elaine Scougal and sons, Ollie and Cameron. ...

Claire-May Minett - Through The MCC Lens

August 10, 2020 8:12 pm

Join Sarah Mayes, MCC contributing editor interviewing Claire-May, MCC reporter.

We were absolutely delighted to welcome Claire aboard the MCC team heading up 'Through the MCC Lens' series with such passion.

Claire really does show how its done. In this exclusive interview we have turned the tables and Claire talks all things Mosaic, life at MCC, the difficult times trying to create the awareness surrounding Mosaic Down syndrome and leaves us with a great personal message.

Thank you Claire from your team here at MCC.

Sally Phillips and her son Olly - Through the MCC Lens

July 27, 2020 6:14 pm

Our reporter, Claire May Minett, has been busy during lockdown catching up with lots of people from within the Down Syndrome community and beyond.

Following on from her most recent popular exclusive interview with Liam Bairstowe, Claire has spoken to actor and DS advocate, Sally Phillips and her son, Ollie.

Here they talk all things lockdown, Chelsea football club, future ambitions, 100th birthdays and homeschooling.

As Ollie explains about Mum, Sally, “It’s going tough... my Mum is not a teacher... She’s my Mum...”

Thank you Sally & Ollie - Enjoy!

#MCC #MCCNews #MakingChromosomesCount #DownSyndrome #DSCommunityBonds #CommunityVoice #CommunityTogether #Disability #RaiseYourStandards #Ability #Awareness

Liam Bairstow - Through the MCC Lens

July 15, 2020 12:55 am


Heidi Crowter & fiancé James - Through the MCC Lens Interview

May 10, 2020 3:39 pm

An insight into the lives of two inspirational young adults.

The exclusive interview with Heidi Crowter and her amazing soon-to-be husband is here and you can watch it in full right now ! It’s candid, it’s lively, it’s simply wonderful!


In the first episode of Life Through the MCC Lens, Stacey Byrne, of Making Chromosomes Count, interviews Heidi from Coventry, and James from Weymouth about life, love and looking forward to their wedding.

Alongside this, Heidi discusses the landmark case against the UK government over "Discriminatory" abortion law in the womb.

When Heidi first heard this law she said "It felt like there was a steak knife in my heart and I was crying inside, but I still wanted to change this law and make a difference in this world."

Heidi Crowter & James Carter - Through The MCC Lens

May 5, 2020 1:14 am


Samuel Does It For His Brother Evan & NHS

March 29, 2020 9:22 pm

12 year old supports NHS in Covid19 pandemic

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