Community Helps Couple Tie The Knot

SuperLeigh have recently joined members of the local community to pull together and make a couple’s wedding dreams come true. Anne Marie Bloxson and John Melling live in Wigan Council-supported accommodation in Leigh and have been together for eight years.

After learning of the pair’s dream of getting married, authority staff and community groups helped them plan their big day, from getting the groom suited and booted to the wedding cake. Anne Marie, 53, and 51-year-old John tied the knot at Leigh Town Hall and then went on to celebrate with close family and friends at Compassion in Action in Leigh. Anne Marie, said: “My dreams have come true, it was the best day of my life.” John added: “It was the best day ever!”

Coun Keith Cunliffe, cabinet member for adult social care at Wigan Council, said: “I would like to wish the happy couple all the best in their married life together. I’m thrilled that the local community came together to make the special day perfect for Anne Marie and John.”

Lots of organisations united to make the day special for Anne Marie and John, at little to no cost. SuperLeigh joined Compassion in Action, Excel in Life Hair and Beauty, Creation Wedding Dresses and The Holiday Inn Leigh among others to help out.

SuperLeigh are proud to have played a part in the couples’ happy day by providing their wedding invitations and arranging the hen party for the bride and bridesmaid at the Greyhound hotel. We also arranged the couple’s wedding cake that was made by a friend of SuperLeigh, Natasha Burns and provided wedding flowers for the bridesmaids, groom and best man. SuperLeigh Manager Christine Brown commented “All money we raise is donated to Leigh Centurions but something we can give to these projects is time and sometimes that can make such a difference to people’s lives”.

Jo Withington, area manager of CareTech which runs Cranleigh Court in Atherton where the couple live, said: “As a provider, to be involved in this day was absolutely amazing, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house when both John and Anne Marie got ready the morning of the wedding. “The staff, managers and all involved from CareTech felt very emotional and very happy for the new Mr and Mrs Melling.”