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On Sunday 11th of December, men and women at BIRT centre, Redford Court in Liverpool, participated in a Carol singing and Thanksgiving service at St. Nicholas Parish Church.

The event, organised by Redford Court’s Service User and Family Liaison Officer, Michael Boardman, saw a mixture of staff, service users and friends and family delivering readings and singing Christmas carols.

The event was described as a ‘milestone’ for Andrew Catahan from Manchester (pictured front row left wearing golden hat) who is relearning lost skills with the support of BIRT’s expert team, after he was seriously injured in a hit-and-run incident in 2010.

Nicholas Catahan, Andrew’s brother said: "The Redford Court Christmas Carol Service at St. Nick's Liverpool Parish Church was awe-inspiring for all those who attended. It was a monumental event for our Andrew, family and friends. It marked the magical beginning of Christmas but also a key milestone in Andrew's ongoing recovery and the amazing work of Redford Court. We can't thank Michael and the support enough; it really did lift all of our spirits and touched our hearts.”

BIRT Divisional Manager (North) Kerri Tunstall added: “This is another example of the great work Michael and the wider BIRT team does and the real impact it has on families”.