My husband Ian and I are retired and moved from Hartley Wintney in northern Hampshire to Brockenhurst in December 2011. I joined Brockenhurst Gateway Club as a volunteer in the summer of 2012. I enjoy very much being part of the team and being able to help each Thursday evening at the Club nights, as well as with extra activities. Although I have helped with various groups of people over the years, the elderly, refugees and church mission work, I have never had the opportunity to be involved with people with learning difficulties. It is very rewarding. I am now the secretary on the Committee and also the representative from St Saviours church in Brockenhurst which financially support us. Ian and I are very happy living in the New Forest, and being part of the local, friendly community.