A South Yorkshire teenager has made sure every moment counts after he walked his mum up the aisle on her wedding day.
Daniel Binney, who is battling cancer, walked arm in arm with his mum, Trish Hall, as she went to marry her partner, Mark.
Trish, aged 46, and 51-year-old Mark, of Dodworth, Barnsley, had moved their special day forward to Sunday so Daniel was able to be there.
Trish said: “It meant the world to have Daniel there on my special day and for him to walk me down the aisle was overwhelming.
“It wouldn’t have been the same without him.”
Daniel, aged 19, said he was overwhelmed to be part of the day at Gretna Green and was very proud and happy.
After his eventful weekend, the teen is now enjoying respite care with his family at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which is this week marking Children’s Hospice Week.
Daniel said: “I want to come here, relax and spend time with my nephews in an environment we can all enjoy. It’s very different to hospital – lots more homely.
“The last few weeks have been very tiring and stressful, so it’s good to have space to spend with my family.
“I want to use the cinema room, Jacuzzi and all of the other brilliant facilities here at Bluebell Wood.”
Another boy visiting the North Anston hospice this week is Dougie Atkinson, of Chesterfield.
The two-year-old has an undiagnosed neurological condition.
Mum Beth, aged 31, said: “When we were told Dougie had a limited life expectancy, I never thought I’d get back to my job.
“But incredibly, thanks to Bluebell Wood, it happened, and it’s been life-changing.
“I now get to have time to myself for work, while Dougie gets to have access to the hospice and to nursery, which he loves.
“Having all of that makes the time we have together as a family more special than ever.”
Children’s Hospice Week focuses on how important it is to make ‘every moment count’ for children with shortened life expectancy.
Claire Rintoul, Bluebell Wood chief executive, said: “Bluebell Wood is genuinely a place filled with love and laughter.
“We are here to help families relax, have fun and spend precious time together while always under the supervision of our fantastic care team.”