Can you help Alex and family’s dream wedding


A Southport daughter has launched a desperate appeal to get married as soon as possible, after her father was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer.

Alex Atkinson from Southport discovered her father had lymphoma a few weeks ago, however on Monday  the haematologist told the family that her dad is fighting a much more aggressive cancer than previously thought.

The type of cancer they’ve now discovered, is a lot more difficult to treat and chemotherapy is usually ineffective.

The haematologist told Alex and family the normal life expectancy is 3-6 months.

Her dad has now been discharged and referred him to palliative care for when he deteriorates.

Alex and her partner Carl have been together for 14-years and engaged for eight and have a little girl called Ruby.

They have always wanted a dream wedding and have never been able to afford it, but now her priority is to get married as soon as possible so her dad can walk her down the aisle.

“While my Dad is still with us, I want him to feel as supported, comfortable and loved as possible and I will do everything in my power to make that possible, said Alex.

“While he’s still able to, we discussed how we’d like to have a get together for him.

“Me and Carl are also looking into getting married as quickly as possible so my Dad can be there.

“Me and Carl have been together 14 years this year and engaged for eight years.

“I’ve always been a stubborn brat really about it and said how I want a big fancy church wedding, which we can’t afford, hence why it hasn’t happened, but now I’m not bothered at all, I’ll wear anything.

“We’re looking in to all cheaper options, just as long as my Dad can walk me down the aisle, that’s the main thing to me”

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