Irene has been a member of Aspire since 2004. The day centre that Irene attended gave her the information about Aspire. 

Irene mostly uses the swimming pool, Aqua therapy classes and Aqua calm classes. Irene also sees Lynda Keane for 1-1 therapy sessions. ''Lynda is a joy to work with and her sessions are very good for the body''. Irene also attends the Chair based class which helps with her mobility problems. Irene tries to come to Aspire at least 3 times a week. 

When asked what she enjoys most about Aspire, Irene says ''I enjoy being a member because the centre has easy access to all areas for abled and disabled people alike. It is a great way to make friends, whilst trying to do the best I possibly can''. 

When asked of any goals, Irene said ''When I first joined Aspire, I couldn't swim! After many lessons from the very patient swim teachers including Alex, I have learnt to swim and I have challenged myself to do the Aspire channel swim 2019''. 

Irene finished by saying ''All members and staff at Aspire are very helpful; they welcome you each day with a smile and greet you by name. I would like to say a big thank you for all the continued help''. 

Irene has already raised over £1,000 for the Aspire channel swim.

Well done Irene from everyone at Aspire.