In August 2016 Jim and Louise Imrie got married at the picturesque Spit Bank Fort in the Solent.
Louise's Father, Michael, received care from the Hospice's Community Nurse Specialist Team over two years before he passed away. The newlyweds asked for donations in lieu of weddings gifts, and raised a total on £1,400 for The Hospice of St Francis.
Louise said "Val, Dad's Community Nurse Specialist, was paramount to making his last months beatable and he looked forward to their chats. Val was also a magnificent support to my mother in this hard time and she became like a close friend and confidant to them both"
"We decided to support the Hospice by asking for donations instead of wedding gifts as it is a second marriage for both of us and we don't want for anything. After consideration we felt that asking for donations for the Hospice would be more beneficial and that is would include the memory of Dad in our celebrations"