Dates n Mates Christmas party- Sun 21 Dec at the Radisson

Jackie with some of her new friends

Christmas is a time for having fun and spending time with the people we love. But it can be a lonely time if you struggle to make friends, or you don’t feel confident enough to get involved in the festivities.

Dates n Mates friendship and dating agency is run by and for people with learning difficulties. They give people a bit of extra support to make friends and find love. The agency runs events throughout the year, but the Christmas party is a real highlight. This year, the glittering do is at the Radisson on Sunday December 21. It looks like a great night with a buffet, live music and a photo booth.  It’s open to anyone for £15, and there’s a discount  rate of £12 for Dates n Mates members.

Dates n Mates member Jackie Dooley explained how being involved has helped her confidence:

“I love Christmas, spending time with family and friends, giving and receiving. 

When I first got involved with Dates n Mates I felt excited, but nervous. But I never felt left out at all.

I feel different now. I believe more, ‘you can do it!’

I hit my personal goal and became more confident with myself to try out new and different things. And I’ve met loads of new friends: Mary, Cat, Sinead… too many to mention!”

If you or someone you know would like to get involved or to buy tickets for the Christmas party, contact Dates n Mates on 0141 427 2957 or visit their website to book online. 

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