Meet the couple who used their wedding to raise thousands for charity


A couple celebrating their wedding asked their guests to make a donation to stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands instead of buying them presents. 

The funds raised from Phil and Karen Spencer’s wedding on 24th June were in memory of their daughter Ella, who was stillborn at 23 weeks on 29 December 2013.

Over £2,000 was raised and the funds have been donated to The Countess of Chester Hospital who will purchase a CuddleCot which is a Moses basket with a refrigerated bottom that allows bereaved parents to spend extra precious time with their baby.

The charity is close to the couple’s hearts after they were supported by Sands when Ella sadly died.