Here’s a lovely post by our wonderful member, Holly!
Hi everyone! My name is Holly, I am 25 years old and from Burnley. I have been coming to T.E.A.M R.I.S.E for over three years now and I really enjoy it.
Some of my favourite things to do are listening to music, especially Little Mix, who I went to see in concert! As well as shopping and reading books, at the minute i’m reading the Vampire Academy. But most of all I enjoy spending time with my friends and family as well as my two cats Maisie and Molly.
I love coming to T.E.A.M R.I.S.E and I have made some great friends, including my by best friend, Emma, who is in the picture with me above! I always have so much fun and we go to places that I would normally never get to visit, such as museums and markets. Most Fridays we go out but sometimes we stay in and do a film club. I really enjoy this, we get to choose a film to watch and eat popcorn together. I am mostly looking forward to the big trip which we plan each year, this year we are going for an over night stay in Blackpool, I can’t wait!
One of my favourite memories from T.E.A.M R.I.S.E is when we went to the cat cafe in Manchester. I have always wanted to go and we finally went in April 2017. I had an amazing time playing with all the different cats, we took lots of pictures and I can’t wait to go again.
We learn so many new skills at T.E.A.M R.I.S.E and I have been able to grow my confidence by taking part in different activities such as our backpacking fundraising events at supermarkets and from selling raffle tickets which I am really happy about as now I am much less shy and have fun chatting with new people and making new friends.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me! If you’d like to find our more about T.E.A.M R.I.S.E you can keep up to date with all of our activities and events over on our Facebook page here.