My journey with Friends charity began when my friend asked me to go to a class they were holding in the centre. The class was mindfulness. I really enjoyed the class and it benefited me in so many ways, I still use the techniques I learned in my daily routine. I would highly recommend the classes Friends hold. They are run by volunteers and at minimal cost. I paid 10 euro for the mindfulness course. I have made some wonderful friends during my time at Friends and there is always a happy and positive atmosphere there. This led to me becoming a volunteer at the shop and I also help with fundraising efforts to raise funds and awareness of the charity. I try to encourage people to become involved in any way they wish as it has given me so much gratification to be a part of friends. It has motivated me in my personal life and I have now become a board member. I am inspired and grateful to friends for allowing me to become a part of their organisation.