Bride and groom share wedding joy at mum’s bedside

Carol Wozencroft was able to share a special moment with her son, Justin, and his bride-to-be during her stay at the Marie Curie Hospice, Cardiff and the Vale.

Carol, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in February, celebrated Justin’s forthcoming marriage during a special ceremony at her bedside on 16 September.

Justin and his bride, Alka, had arranged their wedding for 4 November. But when they were told 69-year-old Carol’s condition had changed, steps were put in place to have a celebration ceremony at the hospice. Within a day, hospice staff had arranged it.

Justin said: “When we found out my mother’s condition had changed, Alka said: ‘Why don’t we do something at the bedside?' I thought it was a beautiful idea. My mother has taken so much interest in the wedding planning, she chose the dress.”

Alka added: “She was so involved, she wrote all the cards. I feel absolutely blessed to have had this here. I can’t put it into words really, how we’re feeling. The effort people are making, they go out of their way and bend over backwards for us. It didn’t feel rushed, everything fell into place.”

Carol described the ceremony as “amazing”. She added: “I was worried in case I didn’t make it. They have been amazing here.”