Naomi Thomas is the founder of The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation.
Read on to discover how she came about setting up the organisation:
In 2009, Naomi’s world was turned upside down when doctors delivered the devastating news that she had Breast Cancer.
In 2010, she was told it had spread and was therefore no longer curable.
Naomi had been with her fiancé, Graham, for 3 years and desperately wanted to get married.
However, the burden that cancer brings to a family’s finances meant that it just was not possible.
Then in late 2011 a local wedding planner offered to help Naomi organise her wedding and also to find wedding suppliers who would work for free.
She succeeded and on 6th June 2012 Naomi & Graham married.
After the success of her big day, Naomi was determined to turn her experiences into something positive and set up The Wedding Wishing Well foundation in 2012 to help others in the same way she was to marry her prince!
Looking back, Naomi, of Wellington, Somerset said: ‘I was overwhelmed with the enormous generosity of all who helped to make my wedding a perfect day and it was made even more special knowing that without their support, it simply would not have happened'
'Working as a Wedding Planner for many years before being diagnosed with Breast Cancer, setting up the organisation felt like a natural progression for me. I thought it would be a great way to make sure others had the same opportunities as me and it is lovely to see people have the wedding of their dreams under such challenging circumstances’.
Two Awards in One week:
A true testament to Naomi Thomas’ dedication
Firstly, Naomi was selected as a finalist in the Bride of The Year Category for Wedding Ideas Magazine Awards 2013 and we are proud to announce that Naomi won the top spot, honoured as Bride of the Year 2013.
The prestigious Wedding Ideas Magazine Awards is the only national consumer wedding awards in the UK with votes cast by members of the public, in turn really highlighting how well deserved Naomi is of her achievements.
This year’s awards took place at Tower Hotel in London on 11th Jan
To watch Naomi's acceptance speech please click this link
Secondly, Naomi scooped up The Caring Person of the Year, awarded by Mecca Bingo is association with Real People Community Champions.
This award was presentedby the Real People Magazine Editor, Sam Taylor on 14th Jan at Grovesnor Casino in London.
This award celebrates those who provide care for those in need, and it is clear Naomi definitely fits this description.
Walking away with an £1,000 cheque, which she kindly donated to the foundation Naomi says
‘2013 seems like it is going to be a fantastic year for the foundation if the last few weeks are anything to go by!’
Naomi with her husband Graham at The Community Champions Awards in London
To find out how The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation could help you have the wedding of your dreams, get in touch on 07875 030393 or email email@example.com for more details on the application process.