Weʼve raised £10 to Help fund the Gresley Unit at Doncaster Royal Infirmary
- Doncaster, United Kingdom
- Funded on Friday, 13th October 2017
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A couple reenacted their wedding day for the bride's 'loveable' grandmother who was too sick to make it.
Newlyweds Samantha and Craig Stacey surprised Emmy Hall, 89, with a second ceremony at her hospital ward on August 14 this year.
Chairs were arranged into an aisle for the couple to walk down again and a chaplain was drafted in so Emmy could give the couple her blessings.
Great grandmother Emmy even donned the same outfit she would have worn to the wedding - a royal blue chiffon dress.
Sadly, Emmy died from natural causes just a day later at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, South Yorkshire, which was described by family as a 'shocking but beautiful end'.
And Emmy's daughter Joyce Hall, Samantha's mother, is convinced the pensioner 'hung on' just in time so she could see her beloved granddaughter tie the knot.
Sam and Craig got engaged in October last year while on holiday in Cyprus after being together for five years.
They originally planned to get married in 2018 but Samantha was determined for her ageing grandmother to attend so brought the date forward to August 13.
But grandmother Emmy was rushed to hospital after a fall 10 days before and doctors said she would not be well enough to attend the church.
'Mum would have been 90 in November and Sam said to me that she'd like her grandmother to be at her wedding.'
A huge thankyou to the Gresley Unit for making this happen, with such short notice too. The unit made Samantha and Emmy so incredibly happy.
"My dreams came true" said Samantha
Samantha and Craig along with all the family wanted to thank the ward staff who nursed Emmy.
We are fund raising to support the Gresley Unit at Doncaster Royal Infirmary , in memory of Emmy Hall.
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