'Hi, my name is Macy and I am currently doing my Third Year of Psychology at Northumbria University. I am excited to volunteer at FANE for my placement as it means I get to help people make friendships which is so very important for everyone to have. Seeing people gain their confidence in making and maintaining friendships feels so rewarding to me, and I can't wait to see people grow in their confidence. I think volunteering at FANE is especially important to me as people with learning disabilities shouldn't have to face barriers for things like friendships, and should not have to go through them alone. I'm really excited to also gain some experience and learn skills from those around me. I can't wait to start!'