Wedding planner Naomi Thomas’ world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2009, and devastated when she discovered it was incurable in 2010. Keen to marry her partner but knowing her finances couldn’t stretch to a wedding, she was touched when several wedding suppliers offered their services for free so she could make her dream day a reality. After her big day, she decided to spend her time helping others with terminal illnesses experience the same joy, so she set up The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation in 2012.
Last year, the charity joined forces with Johnson Cleaners to hold the first ever ‘wedding outfit amnesty’, taking donations of wedding outfits for brides and grooms with life limiting conditions to wear. Over the last 12 months, more than 500 outfits have been dropped off at Johnson Cleaners all over the country.
This year The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation launched the #wedwishselfie campaign, asking brides, grooms and wedding guests to post selfies on their social media and text WISH09 £2 to 70070 to donate to the charity. Naomi and her husband Graham have kicked things off with a selfie from the renewal of their vows on the 26th June (pictured above). Johnsons Cleaners are also supporting the campaign by offering participants who donate and post photos with the hashtag #wedwishselfie the chance to win one year’s free dry cleaning (worth £150).
For further details see: www.weddingwishingwell.org.uk and www.johnsoncleaners.com/wish