Special Recognition Award
Special Recognition Award: Naomi Thomas
Nominated by David Lee
Sponsored by Visit Exeter
Naomi was a wedding planner when she was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer in 2010. Engaged to fiancé Graham, and inspired by another planner who got in touch to offer help, following the birth of her child, she established Wedding Wishing Well in 2012. The idea is to make the wedding dreams of people who have life-limiting illnesses come true.
Time is precious. So is love. In the past five years, Naomi’s Wedding Wishing Well has helped many couples fulfil their last dream. Although the inevitability of a terminal prognosis it poignant, family and friends are left with memories of a very special day. Naomi works tirelessly for the charity she has created. Through relationships she has built with trusted suppliers, Wedding Wishing Well has become a valued charity to many. Tonight we celebrate Naomi’s work and hope to raise its profile.