Pampering paradise for bride-to-be who is to marry Broughton cancer sufferer Liam Thompson
A quiet hen night turned into a pampering paradise for bride-to-be Alice Faulkner as she got ready to marry Broughton cancer sufferer Liam Thompson.
Twelve of Alice's closest friends and family joined her to celebrate her hen night at home in Broughton.
Alice is set to marry her fiance Liam on Sunday, October 21, at St Hybald's Church, Scawby – thanks to the generosity of Scunthorpe Telegraph readers and local businesses who have donated their services to help them on their big day.
The young couple had planned to marry in 2014 but brought plans forward after Liam was told doctors did not know how long he has to live.
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Liam, 22, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma – an aggressive form of bone cancer – in August last year.
He has already lost his leg to the cancer and has now been told there is nothing more doctors can do.
Speaking about the hen night, Alice, 21, said: "It was really good.
"We just had a quiet night in.
"All the girls came round and we cooked a meal, played on the Wii, put on face packs and we enjoyed it.
"Liam was out for the night and came back when all the girls had gone home.
"There were no surprises. The girls kept winding me up saying they had booked a stripper so I was on edge every time the door went."
This weekend will be a double celebration for Liam who will not only celebrate his 23rd birthday on Friday but will join the lads for his stag do celebrations at Riley's pool club in Scunthorpe.
Liam said: "I'm looking forward to this weekend.
"We're just going to Riley's to play a few games of pool. There's going to be around 20 of us at the most – I think the lads will behave themselves."
Liam has stopped chemotherapy treatment at St James' University Hospital, Leeds, until after the wedding to enable his body to recover.
He said: "I've not been feeling too bad at the moment – I'm doing all right still.
"We have been to see the vicar to check through the order of service booklet."
We are collecting your wedding wishes, letters and cards for Liam and Alice to have as a keepsake.
To send messages of support, you can e-mail selina.maycock @gsmg.co.uk or send them to Liam and Alice, FAO Selina Maycock, 4-5 Park Square, Laneham Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6JH.