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TheBrain Injury Rehabilitation Trust’s (BIRT) service, Thomas Edward Mitton House (TEM), has officially unveiled their new courtyard garden, holding a special garden party in celebration of both the centre’s and BIRT’s 25th anniversary.

The courtroom garden at the centre was officially opened by Robert Harrington, who was the first service user at TEM House in 1991, he was helped by his daughter to cut the ribbon.

Around 100 current and former staff members, service users and their families were in attendance. Funds for the courtyard development were provided by the ‘One Shop Carriers for Causes’ scheme and the design and building work was completed by TEM’s Rehabilitation Support Worker, Sue McNamara.

Service Manager Tina Tupper said: “It was wonderful to welcome back so many people who have been involved with the centre. It was a fantastic day to officially unveil our courtyard garden. We hope that the service users enjoy spending time out there with their friends and family.”