Hundreds of mourners walked from the home of a tragic young cancer victim who lost his fight for life less than a month after marrying his sweetheart in hospital.
Brave Felix Glenny, 23, was told in November he had just weeks to live with terminal bowel cancer and decided to tie the knot with partner Cola Weller on December 20.
The couple, who have two small children, married in an emotional ceremony at Medway Maritime Hospital.
Wellwishers – including X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne – joined a fund-raising campaign to make sure his children would be provided for after his death.
Sharon, herself a cancer survivor, donated £10,000 with the message: “Never give up the fight and hope.”
A generous £48,000 was raised in a couple of days and the total now stands at over £75,000 with people donating as far away as Australia.
Felix passed away on January 11 and Cola, 22, led the procession from their home in Strood, Kent to St Nicholas Church on Tuesday.
Felix’s coffin was carried in to the sounds of Oasis’ Champagne Supernova – a song he used to play on his way to play football.
Standing in front of 500 mourners Cola paid a heartfelt tribute to “the love of her life” and told the congregation “she was so proud to be Mrs Glenny”.
As Felix’s coffin was brought out of the place of worship after the service, the couple’s wedding song – How Long Will I Love You, by Ellie Goulding – was played.
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