19th Sep, 2020

Bromsgrove community joins forces so town man with incurable brain tumour can have dream wedding

MORE than £3,000 has been raised in less than a fortnight so Jay Snellus who has an incurable brain tumour and his fiance Maz Hartnett can have their dream wedding.

Jay, 34, was diagnosed with the giloblastoma tumour which came as devastating news to him, Maz, 36, and their children.

A fund-raising page was set up so the family, who live in Sidemoor, could make as many happy memories as possible, including the couple’s big day.

The page’s creators – Karen Falconer, Ebby-Leigh Streets, Sharon Morgan and Sian Brecknell – said the response from the Bromsgrove community had been ‘astounding’, raising such a large amount of money in a short space of time.

Karen said: “We have been inundated with offers of donations from the Bromsgrove small business community – it has been overwhelming.”

Tracey Tyler from Occasions By Design at Tardebigge Court donated a stunning dress for the occasion and Julie Bridgewater from nearby VIP Eyewear provided jewellery and the cake – Julie will buy the ingredients and her daughter will make the cake.

Manor Hill at Upton Warren is providing the venue for the whole afternoon and evening, including a three course meal – for a ‘rock bottom’ price.

Birmingham Porsche will see Jay arrives in style and there will also be Bentleys and Daimlers for the bride and bridesmaids.

Other donations have included the rings, flowers, a pig roast for the evening by Colin from Complete Catering, DJs, a photobooth and even a ‘ring bearing owl’ from Gino GCB Falconry to bring even more glamour to the day.

A top Asian film producer, photographer and production company owner also came forward to ensure the lasting memories of the wedding were presented in the best possible way.

A car wash held by Hydro Blast Surface Restoration Ltd in Upton Warren on Saturday also boosted the coffers further by more than £1,000.

Some of the raffle prizes during the Hydro Blast Surface Restoration Ltd car wash. s

There have also been countless other donations.

Karen added: “When we set the fund-raising page up we thought we would be able to get a registry office wedding and a pub for a reception.

“But this is beyond our wildest dreams – this is the big day we all wanted to give Jay and Maz.

“He worked as a window-cleaner, she works in Sainsbury’s, they are two lovely, genuine hardworking family people who have touched the hearts of the Bromsgrove people and thanks to them they will be getting the big day they deserve.”

The wedding will take place on May 14.

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