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Take a vow to help make patients’ hospital weddings special

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner hospital staff have called on local people to share a slice of romance by backing an appeal for special ‘wedding boxes’.

A ward sister at Scunthorpe hospital has made a wish for the boxes to be created which will be used for when couples get married at short notice in hospital.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust’s charity, the Health Tree Foundation, has launched this romantic appeal in the run up to February 14 and is calling on the public to make a donation.

Inside the boxes will be bunting, artificial flowers, balloons, confetti, champagne flutes, a cd player, table cloths, a cake stand and wedding cards.

A donation of £2 would pay for some confetti; £15 would pay for champagne flutes for the happy couple and £60 would pay for beautiful silk artificial flowers.

The Health Tree Foundation is hoping to raise enough money to buy supplies for a wedding box at Scunthorpe General Hospital and Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.

Sister Julieann Woollas, who works on ward 18 at Scunthorpe hospital, said: “As the ceremonies are sometimes quite spontaneous there is not always time to get all the supplies needed to create the right environment.”

She added: “It is such a special occasion for a bride and groom so we want to be able to make it feel more like a wedding.”

If you would like to donate towards making someone’s special day perfect please visit or text WEDD49 with the amount you would like to donate to 70070. 

Unfortunately we cannot accept gifts in kind due to infection control.

Fundraising coordinator for The Health Tree Foundation Alice Weaver said: “We are delighted Julieann came to us with this wish. With the support of the public we hope to turn her wish into a reality.

“Staff on the wards do from time to time have requests from patients wanting to get married while they are in hospital. They endeavour to make the ceremony as memorable as possible. Having a wedding box available to decorate the room will make it so much easier.”

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