URGENT WEDDING APPEAL: Charity's plea to help cancer-stricken husband-to-be

A charity has put out a '˜very urgent' appeal calling for help with organising a wedding which has been brought forward as the husband-to-be is battling cancer.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 4th August 2016, 2:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:15 pm

The wedding was scheduled for mid September this year but is now going to take place next week on Friday, August 12, in Renishaw, Derbyshire.

The post on Facebook by Gift of a Wedding, which provides free wedding services to people with a terminal or life shortening illness, says: “August is normally the month Gift of a Wedding gets the chance to have a break. We don’t do weddings as we appreciate the wedding industry is so busy and may not be able to help.

“Sadly we are going to have to do a wedding this month as we have just been asked to move a wedding forward that was scheduled for mid September 2016. This wedding is for a very ill young man from Worksop, who is battling cancer.

“The wedding will now to taking place next Friday, August 12 2016, so we only have eight days to create his special day. We know we are asking a lot during this busy wedding period, but can you help or do you know any one who can?”

The charity is looking for the following for the special day:





Large love letters

Wedding planner

Ring cushion

Toast master




Cup cakes

Candy cart



Edible favours



Anyone who is able to help should send Gift of a Wedding a private message on Facebook or on Twitter @giftofawedding or email: [email protected]

The posted continued: “We would also be grateful if you would also share this post via Facebook and Twitter so we can reach as many people as possible.

“Thanks again for you fantastic support, we could not do it without you.”