A Hospice Wedding

Wedding bells are in the air!

We always strive to go above and beyond for our patients and when Francis Keenan (Frank), aged 77, whose dying wish was to marry his partner of 49 years, Lynne Mather, this was a wish we simply had to grant.
With special permission from The Bishop of Sodor and Mann and strictly observing social distancing guidelines, our Hospice conservatory and Day Unit were transformed into a beautiful wedding venue. Adorned with gorgeous flowers which were very kindly supplied and donated by local florists and wedding designers, we arranged for our Hospice kitchens to cater the event and our Pastoral and Chaplaincy team arranged for Reverend Canon Joe Heaton, Vicar of Rushen Parish, to officiate the service.

On her wedding day, Lynne recently said;

“It was amazing, I just can’t get over it. I was aiming for the chairs in the living room and the vicar and that was it. Everybody has been amazing and I’m quite overwhelmed.”

Anne Mills, CEO of Hospice Isle of Man said;

When I was asked if Hospice could help Frank and Lynne to achieve their dream it was a “yes” from the start and then we worked it out. Taking a holistic approach to caring for people is a real privilege and is what we do here at Hospice Isle of Man and we have been truly honoured to be part of their special day and fulfil their wish. Thank you to everybody who made this wonderful day happen for Frank and Lynne, and I hope they had the most special of wedding days.
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