Charity: Granting the last wishes of poorly brides and grooms

Every wedding is emotional. For many, their big day is tinged with sadness with death and illness meaning not every loved one can attend. But, for some, the pain and struggle is firsthand as they battle their own troubles to make it down the aisle.


Thankfully, there are charities which exist purely to help these couples to have the wedding day of their dreams.

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Take a look at these wedding charities and see if you can help to make a bride and groom’s dreams come true by donating your time, products or services…

Gift of a Wedding (

The new non-profit charity aims to give terminally ill people the gift of a free wedding. It appeals for wedding professionals in the north west of England to donate their time and services to take away the added stress and financial pressure a wedding would bring these couples. It hopes to expand its services across the country in the future.


Set up by Sue France, who planned a wedding for her terminally ill daughter, the charity is also appealing for brides and bridal shops throughout the UK to donate wedding dresses to the cause.

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The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation (

The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation was set up by terminally ill Naomi Thomas after generous donations helped her and husband Graham have the wedding day of their dreams. She hopes the foundation will be her legacy long into the future.


The foundation is keen to hear from suppliers or individuals who can offer their products or services for free or a reduced rate to help other brides and grooms with life-limiting or terminal illness to enjoy a wedding day they otherwise would not be able to afford. Anyone interested in fundraising for the cause is also urged to get in touch.


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