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Ashgate Hospice > Bridal business’ free wedding dress offer to patients with an incurable illness

A bridal business in Derbyshire has offered to provide a free dress and planning service to people who have been diagnosed with an incurable illness. 

Phoenix Wedding and Event Hire has introduced the initiative to support patients who find themselves not only going through a difficult time physically, but emotionally and financially too. 

Sam Nix, who runs the Chesterfield-based wedding planning service, said she wanted to do her bit to support people in her local community.  

She has previously donated a hire item to use used as a prize giveaway at the charity’s annual ball last year. 

Sam said: “I aim to support people, partners and family members who are nearing the end of life or who find themselves living with a terminal illness.  

“I will help couples to have the most enjoyable day by providing all their wedding decor, a dress, bridesmaid dresses and flowers. 

“Everyone deserves a magical special day without the worry of how much it will cost and the stress of organising everything.” 

Sam helps people organise and arrange their special day

In an effort to help people struggling with the rising cost of living, Sam has also been hiring wedding dresses from as little as £50. 

She said a percentage from each hire will be donated to the hospice at the end of each year, and people will be given the option to buy their dress in return for a donation to the charity. 

Sam said she wanted to give back to the hospice because of the “amazing work” the charity does for patients across North Derbyshire.  

Ali Ward-Foster, Partnerships Manager at Ashgate Hospice, said: “Thank you so much to Sam at Phoenix Wedding and Event Hire for her incredible generosity. 

“To not only support the hospice and help us fund our care but to offer such a wonderful service to patients and their families who are going through a really difficult time is so kind of her. 

“Her offer will make such a massive difference to people’s lives and allow them to focus on making special memories, rather than worrying about the cost and stress of organising a wedding. She truly is a star!”  

Anyone who would like to find out more about Phoenix Wedding and Event Hire’s offer of support can do by emailing [email protected]. 

Alternatively, you can reach out to Sam via Phoenix’s Facebook page. 

Sam offers a range of wedding dresses and accessories on hire