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Terminally Ill Woman's Wish Comes True

Friday June 6 2014

A TERMINALLY ill woman feared her wedding would never happen - so there were tears around when Kath and Chris Clarke tied the knot.

Kath, 54, who has breast cancer, said the big day was a "dream" and was made possible by a charity and a big-hearted local business who organised the whole event.

She proposed to Chris on Christmas Day, but before they could begin to start their wedding plans her 31-year-old son died suddenly and all the planning was forgotten.

Kath confided to her breast care nurse, Alison Allen, that she did not have the money or the time and energy to even think about wedding preparations.

So Alison contacted the Honey Rose Foundation, a charity which specialises in fulfilling the wishes of people aged 40 years and older who are suffering from cancer or a life-threatening illness.

Kath and Chris, of Locksley Gardens, Birdwell, enjoyed their dream wedding last weekend.

"There were a few teary moments, especially when we first saw each other in our beautiful outfits and then when we said our vows," said NHS support worker Kath.

"It was just perfect and we could not have asked for a more lovely and loving day."

Kath, who is undergoing chemotherapy and taking part in a cancer drugs trial, added: "I knew if I was going to die I wanted to do so as Chris's wife. This wedding has given us both something wonderful to look forward to and that is an amazing gift we have been given."

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