A mother receiving palliative care surprised her daughter on her wedding day by arriving at the ceremony – thanks to a hospice team.
Glynis Benton, from Evesham, lives with cancer and is currently being cared for at the St Richard’s Hospice In-patient Unit in Worcester.
Staff at St Richard’s ensured the 68-year-old was able to be at her daughter’s special day – and even drove her to the venue in a hospice minibus which was decked out in ribbons.
Mrs Benton’s daughter, Jacqueline, was unaware her mother would be able to attend her wedding.
“The hospice team has been wonderful – I just can’t put it into words,” said Mrs Benton.
The wedding took place at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel, near Kidderminster, and Mrs Benton was accompanied to the ceremony by her best friend Lesley Gisbourne (pictured right).
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