ANDOVER and District Mencap (ADM) announced its two new ambassadors at its annual general meeting last month.

ADM’s founder Elizabeth Hall, below, and two-decade supporter Iris Andersen, above, have taken on their new roles to support and advocate the organisation helping those with learning disabilities.

Both ambassadors have continuously worked with the charity and most recently Ms Andersen celebrated her 70th birthday in September raising £830 for the occasion to put towards funding t-shirts and hoodies for ADM’s Duke Café team.Chief executive Chris Dixon said: “It is important to everyone at ADM that Mrs Hall continues to be involved with the organisation she has founded. She is the reason we are here and it is important for us all to remember that.

“Iris Andersen has been supportive of ADM as an organisation for many years, and has worked hard to raise both vital funds, and our presence in the community. Iris is an important part of the Andover community and we are delighted that she has agreed to be one of our ambassadors and endorse the work we do.

“We are sure that Mrs Hall and Iris will be excellent advocates of Andover and District Mencap’s values of enabling choice and independence for people with learning disabilities.”