Only two days after Charles Hobbs, 67, was admitted at Fair Havens Hospice on September 15, he and his partner of 13 years, Shirley Reason, tied the knot. Hobbs suffers from cirrhosis and saw his condition deteriorating during Covid lockdown. In the face of further worsening, he and Reason decided to get married. At Fair Havens Hospice, the couple's wish was met with astonishing diligence and enthusiasm. The staff went to great lengths to plan a wedding day for the couple, including a ceremony and a wedding breakfast. Hobbs explains that the staff went "beyond any expectation you could imagine" to organize their wedding, taking on the arrangements that the couple wouldn't have been able to manage.

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