Johnny Depp lookalike is guest at special party for New Directions user in Rugby

Johnny lookalike with birthday girl Janet.
Johnny lookalike with birthday girl Janet.

Johnny Depp lookalike Carmelo Masi surprised guests at a 60th birthday party in Rugby.

He met devoted Depp fan and birthday girl Janet Winstanley at the party.

Carmelo, who was a stand-in for the last two Pirates of the Caribbean films, entertained Janet and her friends at Rugby Workers’ Club in Oliver Street.

Janet attends New Directions (Rugby) Ltd four days a week at Community Choices Network at The Exchange, Rugby and has been part of their larger family for 18 months.

New Directions offers a wide range of services for people with physical and learning disabilities age 16 and over, their carers and families.

Her sister/carer Susan Windows would like to commend all their hard work and commitment and positive changes in her sister’s life since joining them.

Janet also attends Gateway Club, a social group on a Friday evening 7pm at Hamilton House, run by Phil Bianco MBE. Phil himself has worked with people with physical/learning disabilities for 39 years.

Her sister Susan, said: “She has a very busy social life and is enjoying her life to the full thanks to all the commitment of all these very special people.”

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