Generous newlyweds boost hospice funds

Generous newlyweds: councillor Alan Fantham with bride Allison
Generous newlyweds: councillor Alan Fantham with bride Allison

A Northchurch wedding is set to have raised a sizeable sum for local charity the Hospice of St Francis.

Dacorum Borough councillor Alan Fantham tied the knot with longterm partner Allison Lee at St Mary’s on April 7.

The newlyweds specified that guests give a donation to the palliative care charity instead of purchasing a wedding present.

Alan said: “We’re still not sure of the exact sum, because the donations are still rolling in.”

The newlywed said it felt “absolutely marvellous” to be a married man, and over 100 people attended the village ceremony, including friends, relatives and fellow councillors.

The pair jetted out to Gran Canaria for a week’s honeymoon.