Staff at a Northampton hospice have helped to replace the wedding ring of a former patient's husband after it was stolen from their van.
Daniel and Suzanne Jwanczuk had their wedding vows renewed and rings blessed in Cynthia Spencer Hospice’s chapel in October 2016 while Mrs Jwanczuk, who suffers from Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (muscle weakness), was receiving care at Cynthia Spencer.
Once the hospice team learned that Mr Jwanczuk's ring had been stolen from the vehicle, the staff got in touch with Bonds Jewellers, who replaced the ring.
Mr Jwanczuk said: “I had a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat when the hospice team told me what they’d been up to.
"I was heartbroken to lose my wedding ring, especially after it was blessed in the hospice chapel so one of the first things I’ll be doing is arranging for Suzanne and I to come back up to the hospice so my replacement band can be blessed.”
Fundraising manager at Cynthia Spencer Hospice John Helm said: “We’re very lucky to be supported by some local business people who we can reach out to for help, and this was one of those situations.
"We’re just delighted that through our connections and the goodwill that is so generously shown to us, we can make such a difference to our patients and their families. We cannot express our gratitude enough to Bonds for stepping in and assisting us.”
Carolyn Spencer, of Bonds Jewellers, said: “As a long-established jewellers, we know the very personal connection that is created between a person and their jewellery – especially wedding rings.
"We're pleased to have been able to help Daniel feel complete again with a replacement for his lost wedding ring, particularly after losing it in such terrible circumstances.”