We are delighted to share that on 7 December 2023, Brendan, one of the people we support on behalf of Rochdale Borough Council, realised his dream to have a blessing ceremony with lifelong partner, Serena.

After months of planning and preparation with help from their support team at AFG and other agencies, Brendan and Serena enjoyed an emotional and memorable day of joy and celebration.

Brendan’s Support Worker Nikki Thomson said: “The pair looked fabulous and the day was filled with laughter and enjoyment from start to finish. Brendan was the happiest man alive and it felt amazing to be able to support him to make his dream come true.”

Brendan was accompanied by two of his friends Roger and Lee at the ceremony who are also supported by AFG, with Roger as his best man and Lee as ring bearer. The couple were then joined by friends and family where they had their first dance to Elvis Presley’s ‘Love Me Tender’.

Congratulations to Brendan and Serena and a huge well done to our colleagues who support Brendan for helping to turn his wish into a reality.

Everybody at AFG would like to wish the couple every happiness and joy in their marriage.