Without AMH Promote, Mary said life would be very dull. #LDWeek2021

When Mary Donaghue became ill, it was a frightening time for her, but with the care and consideration of staff at AMH Promote, she is now on her way to regaining her strength and independence.

Mary, 66 was unfortunate enough to endure two cancer scares and following a major operation she is now facing recovery with a wide variety of activities to keep her hands and mind occupied.

The Newtownards woman is among the group of adults living with a learning disability who attend AMH Promote, based in Conlig outside Bangor, which provides opportunities for social interaction, and to develop new skills in a supportive and engaging environment.

Mary spends her time at AMH Promote alongside other adults, enjoying arts and crafts, learning practical new skills like computing and life skills, including banking safely in an era of fraud and scammers.

Among her favourite pastimes is time spent in the kitchen with AMH Promote’s skills coaches, where she enjoys making scones and soup. She also enjoys tutoring in sewing seeds in the service’s garden and picking and eating its varied harvests. Without AMH Promote, Mary said life would be very dull, and she counts herself very fortunate to be surrounded by such caring and friendly staff and great company.

For more information about AMH Promote download their information leaflet and follow them on facebook or visit the AMH Promote Webpage.

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