Love4Life member Ryan will be having the Christmas of his dreams this year – waking up next to the love of his life.
Ryan is 30 and has been a member of our Love4Life friendship and dating project since March 2017.
He said: “Last Christmas I had fun with my family at home and I felt happy as I love that time of year but I felt sad that I didn’t have a partner. On Boxing Day I had a phone call from Sophie, who I had been spending time with at Love4Life events. It made me really happy that someone took the time to call me, especially during Christmas!
“We spent a lot of time getting to know one another and then with the support of Love4Life we went on our first official date at the end of January. Since then we have been on holiday and have taken the next big step of moving into a flat together!
This Christmas, for the first time I will be waking up on Christmas morning with the love of my life in our own home.
“I want to thank Love4Life and my family for supporting Sophie and me, this is going to be the best Christmas ever!”
Hayley Ostler, our Love4Life project coordinator said: âIt has been an amazing year for Love4Life as we go from strength to strength. We hope to expand next year so we can bring love, laughter and friendship to even more people with learning disabilities.
“A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us over the year, through volunteering, donating or fundraising. Without you Love4Life wouldn’t exist and Ryan, and so many others, would be facing a very different Christmas.â