Stapleton House hosts wedding

Posted on August 9th, by editor in CT Extra. No Comments

Staff at Four Seasons Healthcare’s 45-bed Stapleton House nursing home in Tyne & Wear went out of their way to make sure resident Paula Purvis’s wedding day would be a day she would never forget.

Paula, aged 46 had only recently become a resident at Stapleton House after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. She was told with two days to spare that her plans to get married could not go ahead in her original choice of venue.

Staff who were determined that her special day would go ahead rallied around and managed to organise the wedding in just two days. They took up the challenge to organise everything from finding the wedding dress to choosing the flowers, decorating the cake and even hand delivering all the invitations.

The ceremony was held on Saturday 7th July in the lounge of the home which looks out into the garden and was watched by many residents, staff, family and friends. Regional manager Bev Jewitt said she was proud of the staff who worked together to create a beautiful day for Paula.

“Despite only having been in the home for five days Paula has created a lasting impression on us and we wanted her to thoroughly enjoy her day,” said Bev.

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