Northampton transport company gets guests to the church on time

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A charity has come to the aid of wedding guests who needed help getting to the church on time.

Wendy Sheppard and Wayne Hinch chose to tie the knot at St Catherine’s Church in the tiny village of Draughton but realised some of their guests, with different mobility and health conditions, would need extra help to go to the church and back to the reception at Northampton Marriot hotel.

The bride and groom asked Northampton Door to Door Service (NDDS) if they could help as some of the guests needed special assistance.

The happy couple said: “We needed to find a solution to the problem, instead of having a vast number of cars in the village.

“A guest from Malta had recently undergone surgery and uncle Colin wanted to come to see us get married but was still recuperating.

“We contacted Northampton Door to Door Service as they offer group hires to transport people around who cannot use public transport.

“They accommodated our request in order that wheelchair users and those who had mobility difficulties could travel together in their family groups.

Driver Phil at NDDS said: “We usually collect people from their homes and take them shopping, to the hospital, visit friends at clubs and offer local groups the ability to collect members for social events.

“It’s the first time we’ve done a wedding but with the guests needed the type of transport we offer, so it was fantastic we were able to help.”