17th January 2024

Couple tie the knot at hospice

Sarah, lying in bed at the hospice, holds hands with her husband, Jim, who is by her bedside. She holds a bunch of flowers to her chest. Pretty petals are strewn across her bedspread.

Something beautiful happened at the hospice last Friday, 12 January.

After knowing each other for more than 30 years, Sarah and Jim were married on our In-patient Unit (IPU).

Sarah, 57, who is being cared for on IPU, tied the knot with Jim, 52, surrounded by their parents and hospice staff.

The room was decorated, champagne was popped, and Sarah was given her grandmother’s ring to wear by her mum.

The couple first met at a mutual friend’s house and hit it off straight away.

Sarah, who has cancer, said it “means everything” to her to be married.

Jim, who lives in Malvern, said: “To be married now, it feels very natural, it feels right. It feels like something has been completed.

“I just love Sarah very much. She is a huge part of my life. We have been through so much together; Sarah’s illness has brought us closer together.

“To be married, I just wanted some happiness – I wanted something positive. There is always light in every dark situation. There are beautiful things happening every day.”

It is our privilege to make moments like this possible.

We can only do this with your support, helping us continue to fund our services to patients and their loved ones.

Thank you.

Sarah sits in her bed at the hospice with a bunch of colourful tulips resting on her chest. She is surrounded by her parents and her husband's parents, who are all smiling.