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Learning disability care home resident makes dream come true by attending mother’s wedding

scottish weddingA 21-year-old resident at Avon Park Care Home in Strathaven has made his mum’s “dream come true” by attending her recent wedding in Glencoe.

Accompanied by two members of staff from the home, which provides specialist support for people with acquired brain injuries and neurological disorders, Scott looked on as his mother wed in a “beautiful white dress, in front of a stunning highlands vista”.

Scott wore a traditional Scottish kilt and his mum was said to be “thrilled” that he was there to share her special day. The wedding was an intimate ceremony celebrated by friends and family.

Cathy Togneri, deputy manager of Avon Park, drove Scott to the event in a minibus, along with support worker Charlene McLuckie. The two women were on hand to support Scott throughout, and were delighted to witness the spectacular event.

Togneri said: “As soon as we found out that Scott’s mum was getting married, we knew we had to do all that we could to ensure Scott could share in the special occasions.

“Charlene and I were incredibly honoured to have been able to support Scott and to witness a truly beautiful ceremony. The whole day was really touching and Scott’s presence was the perfect gift.”

Avon Park is part of Embrace, which provides care and support for adults and older people with dementia, early onset dementia, acquired brain injuries and learning disabilities.

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