West Huntspill couple renew their vows at hospice's chapel
brave couple from West Huntspill have renewed their vows in an
emotional ceremony at a hospice chapel.
Trott, 53, who has secondary cancer, and her husband David, 54,
held their ceremony in the chapel at Weston Hospicecare.
couple invited 30 of their closest friends to the blessing, which
was led by the Hospice Chaplain Karen Murphy.
said: "We wanted it to be special and so we chose our 32nd
Wedding Anniversary. We had a very small wedding originally with
only two witnesses so it was lovely to be able to have our closest
friends and family attend, including the Day Hospice nurses and
some patients from my Tuesday group."
was all about reaffirming our wedding vows in front of those we
love and creating new special memories. We only have four photographs
from our wedding day so its great to have so many photographs
to remind us of this wonderful day."
and David arrived in a beautiful vintage car along with Teddybear,
their 'page dog'. Julie said: "We knew Teddy had to be a
part of our special day, hes such a big part of our family
as we dont have any children. We got him not long before
I was diagnosed with secondary cancer, I thought he might be a
handful but hes been a godsend and has really helped myself
and David to cope with everything."
many people came together to ensure we had the most fantastic
day, we loved having our family around us and my little niece
Freya as my Flower Girl. I want to say a special thanks to Karen
for such a beautiful service."
cant thank the Hospice enough for all the support theyve
given me throughout this journey and for arranging such a beautiful
blessing for myself and David. We are very lucky to have each
other and everyone who came together to make our day perfect."
is well known locally for being an active member of the campaign
group that is fighting wind farm plans at West Huntspill.
by the community in 1989, Weston Hospicecare provides physical,
psychological, emotional and spiritual care to local people with
life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease
and heart or lung failure. The Hospices care reaches out
to local people in Weston, North Somerset, the Burnham-On-Sea
area and border areas of Somerset providing a safe haven and source
of comfort and guidance to every single person who needs it.
hospice consists of a day hospice, a ten bed In-patient Unit,
a team of Hospice Community Nurse Specialists, Hospice at home,
chaplaincy and bereavement services. These complementary services
work in harmony to ensure patients receive excellent specialist
care, be that at home or in the Hospice, and that they and their
families are cared for and reassured throughout the toughest experience
they will ever face.
of this is provided free of charge and it costs nearly £3
million every year to keep the Hospice doors open, of which only
19% is funded by the NHS. The rest is raised each year through
the generosity of the local community, fundraising events, partnerships
with local companies, the hospice lottery and via the network
of hospice shops.