Double award delight for terminally ill mum

Naomi Thomas. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 5498-50-11TI

Naomi Thomas. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 5498-50-11TI - Credit: Archant

A TERMINALLY ill mum who set up a charity to help others tie the knot - after the kindness of strangers helped her get married - has landed a pair of awards.

Naomi Thomas, 30, was named bride of the year and caring person of the year in the space of a week at a pair of ceremonies put on by different magazines.

She described the honours as a “Cinderella moment” and dedicated them to her young son Devon and husband Graham.

Naomi, who grew up in Sidmouth, started the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation last year.

The cause works towards giving people with terminal illnesses and life threatening conditions the wedding day of their dreams before it is too late.

The Herald last summer reported how kind-hearted complete strangers from Sidmouth helped Naomi, whose family home is in Manstone Avenue, realise her wedding dream.

The former Sidmouth College student, who now lives in Somerset, was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer just days after Devon was born.

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She has an inoperable tumour on her spine and does not know how long she has left to live.

Naomi is looking forward to her Pink Ladies Day returning to Kennaway House on April 7.

The maiden fundraiser raised £4,000 for a trio of cancer charities last January.

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