Lincoln couple raise £835 on their wedding day for St Barnabas Hospice

Adele and Mick Gibbons on their wedding day

A Lincoln couple has raised £835 for St Barnabas Hospice by asking their guests for donations instead of wedding gifts

Adele and Mick Gibbons were overwhelmed by the generosity of their family and friends as they joined them for their wedding reception on Saturday 28th May at Lincoln Hospital Social Club.

Adele said: “Mick and I have been together for 14 years so we have everything we need and thought it would be a nice gesture to give something back to a local charity that does so much for our community.

“We asked for donations, but quite a few also gave us presents. Never in our wildest dreams did we think that we would raise such an amazing amount, we are stunned by the sheer generosity.”

Adele and Mick chose to support St Barnabas Hospice after two of their family members were cared for by the charity.

Adele said: “St Barnabas is a charity that is close to both of our hearts because we have witnessed first-hand the incredible care they deliver. Mick’s mum was cared for at the hospice and the nurses and volunteers always treated her with such compassion.

“Not only did they look after Mick’s mum but they were there for the whole family too, providing them with unparalleled levels of empathy and comfort.

“It’s never easy to lose someone you love but with the support and help of the hospice they somehow managed to make it bearable. They guide you through the darkness, they are true angels.”

The money was raised at Adele and Mick’s wedding reception which had a table dedicated to St Barnabas Hospice, a bucking bronco and the groomsmen all wore the charity’s pin badges instead of flowers.

Adele said: “We couldn’t be more grateful to our guests for helping us to celebrate our special day and for helping to raise such an incredible amount of money. It is humbling to think that this money might help others to receive the quality of care they deserve at the end of their lives.”

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