first_imgCredit: Manchester Evening News/ Vincent Cole Melissa King, a bridesmaid and relative, told the Manchester Evening News: “Ray and Tracy knew the cancer was terminal so all they wanted was to get married.”What Gift of a Wedding did was incredible. They were up all hours the night before the wedding to make sure it happened.”I know Tracy and Ray can’t thank everyone enough for making it happen. We can’t believe how much people donated at such short notice.” Manchester Evening News The organisation Gift Of A Wedding as well as kind strangers who donated money meant the two were able to marry.The wedding was arranged in less than 24 hours – it was originally planned for the 2nd June but had to be moved to Saturday because Mr Kershaw, who has intestinal cancer, has just days to live.Gift Of A Wedding posted an appeal for donations for the event.Within hours strangers and businesses had offered to pay for wedding cars, flowers, venue dressing, and a cake. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.  Manchester Evening News A couple had their wedding in a hospice after having to cancel their nuptials when the groom was diagnosed with terminal cancer.Members of the public funded the last-minute wedding at Springhill Hospice in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.Tracy Brooks, 45, and Ray Kershaw, 63, had been hoping to wed in Tenerife, but had to cancel their plans when the groom was diagnosed with terminal cancer last March.Mr Kershaw has just days to live, but managed to fulfill his wish of marrying the woman of his dreams – even if it had to be from his hospice bed. Credit:Manchester Evening News/ Vincent Cole The organisation wrote on Facebook: “We truly cannot thank each and every one of you enough who shared and commented on our post and most of all to the amazing suppliers who have come together at such short notice – you’re all brilliant. “last_img