Two NHS workers won their dream wedding at a Lancashire beauty spot

Amy Hayes and Jamie Shattock, of Chorley, emerged as the lucky couple in a competition to win a wedding at Brockholes Nature Reserve.

By Mike Hill
Saturday, 15th August 2020, 7:00 am
Amy Hayes and Jamie Shattock, of Chorley, who won a wedding at Brockholes Nature Reserve
Amy Hayes and Jamie Shattock, of Chorley, who won a wedding at Brockholes Nature Reserve

The lovebirds were chosen in a public vote of more than 3,000 people from 50 final entrants to win the prize valued at £9,000.

Their story won public hearts after learning Amy had opted for early qualification as a nurse to work on the frontline at Chorley Hospital while Jamie is working as an engineer at Burnley Hospital ensuring vital elements of the hospital continued to run smoothly during the pandemic.

The couple met in the NHS four years ago and Amy said: “We were so shocked, we couldn’t quite believe it. We were at Jamie’s parents' house when we got the call and everyone started dancing round the room. Even Jamie’s Gran was fist pumping she was so excited!

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“We are just so excited about getting all the families together for a wonderful celebration. It is giving us something to look forward to after such a difficult few months, which still hasn’t ended. We can’t wait to tell Jamie’s son; it’s going to be the best surprise for him, and all our friends and family.”

Caroline Wilson, wedding co-ordinator at Brockholes, has been dealing with re-arranging and organising weddings at the floating wedding venue and was the first to reveal the good news to Amy and Jamie.

She said: “All the couples who entered deserved to win with their inspirational and heart warming stories. We are over the moon to be able to offer such a wonderful prize to Amy and Jamie who really won the hearts of the region.

“We have a been getting lots of enquiries from couples looking to plan their wedding at Brockholes in the next couple of years, it’s lovely to be able to look ahead to brighter times and help to create some special memories for families once again.”