Huge response to heartbreaking appeal to give dying Edinburgh woman the wedding of her dreams
Offers of help pour in for the big day next Thursday
A HEARTBREAKING appeal for help to give a dying woman the wedding of her dreams has sparked a huge response from the Edinburgh public.
Hazel Jack, 42, who has battled cancer for six years, has been given just weeks to live.
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And her family and friends have launched an appeal for help in organising a wedding next Thursday to allow her to marry her fiance while she still can.
Gillian Anderson issued a plea on social media for everything from a bride's dress to a bouncy castle, as well as a photographer, flowers, music and drinks.
She said: "After six long years of battling cancer, our brave sister and friend Hazel's tired body can no longer cope. Her dying wish is to have the wedding of her dreams, we need your help to make that a reality."
And she listed the items they are hoping people might be able to contribute.
People were quick to offer assistance, posting messages both on Ms Anderson's Facebook page and in response to the Evening News story about the appeal.
Edith Morrice said: "I have a wedding dress she is welcome to "
Debbie Teale posted: "I have size 8 wedding dress and a teal coloured bridesmaid dress size 12 if you need them."
Karen Porter offered: "I have 4 pink bridesmaid dresses.. All various sizes if this helps?"
Jade Burrows said: "I can do hair and make up."
Richard Elam posted: "C’mon Edinburgh, if ever there was a deserving cause then this tragically is it. Let’s make this happen."
Amanda Laurie said: "I would love to make a cake for the wedding."
Laura McIntosh suggested: "I have a full set of Scottish wedding flowers I would happily donate."
And Ashleigh Cummings said: "I have a bouncy castle."
There were also offers of help from photographers, beauty therapists and hairdressers.
And lots of people wanted to pass on their best wishes to Ms Jack for the big day.
Laura Meldrum posted: "I don't have any of these items but happy to donate money or get u some alcohol and soft drinks. my mums dying just now due to cancer too. so sorry to hear this. thinking of u all and hope u get everything u need for ur wedding day."
And Margaret Law said: "Hope you have a fantastic day of your dreams will be thinking of you all xx."
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