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We found a nice heartwarming social media story earlier that we thought we’d share with you all.
Lauren Lane and Daniel Welch, from Somerset, we happily planning their wedding, when with six weeks to go until the big day, catastrophe stuck. The events company they were using to organise it ceased trading, and their £4,500 deposit was lost as the company folded.
In an act of desperation, Lauren took to Twitter of the off-chance that someone might be able to help, by posting the message: “Help needed with aspects of our wedding after venue goes bust with 6 weeks 2 go & with our £4.5k!”
The response was overwhelming, as Twitter users with something to offer leaping in to help. All manner of things were offered including jewellery and clothes, a three-tiered chocolate cake, while a magician, make-up artist, a photographer and a wedding planner all provided to work for free or at a significantly reduced rate.
The bridesmaids did their part by tweeting messages, and things were really helped when Davina McCall and Dannii Minogue re-tweeted Lauren’s message to their thousands of followers. The couple estimate that in total they received £10,000 worth of free services and gifts.
Daniel and Lauren did get married on Saturday 25th February, and were understandably touched by the contributions of complete strangers: “It was a lovely wedding and I cannot believe how many people and businesses came forward to help us – it was amazing. I had gone on Twitter on the off-chance that someone might be able to help us but it just went mad.”