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Videographers come forward to film wedding of Sheffield United fan given just weeks to live

Laura Beadle and Josh Wainwright pictured on holiday in Corfu in October 2017 - a holiday they booked to celebrate Josh getting the all-clear.
Laura Beadle and Josh Wainwright pictured on holiday in Corfu in October 2017 - a holiday they booked to celebrate Josh getting the all-clear.
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A pair of kind-hearted videographers have answered a Sheffield bride-to-be's call for someone to film her tying the knot to her cancer-stricken partner who has been given just weeks to live.

Thomas McIntosh has teamed up with fellow cameraman Luke Hogan and offered to capture the wedding of Laura Beadle and Josh Wainwright, who will get married later this month after Josh was told he'd had a relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Videographer Thomas McIntosh.

Videographer Thomas McIntosh.

Thomas, of Harehills, Leeds, said he wanted to help the couple after reading their story on The Star website and has offered to film the ceremony and reception if his expenses are paid.

Thomas, 34, said: "I have been in video production for 12 years but a lot of the weddings I have done have been as a freelancer so I don't own the copyright and don't get to keep the footage.

"I want to build up my portfolio of weddings up and from reading the story, it's obviously a very worthwhile cause. It's very sad but they are obviously making the most of a very bad situation."

Sheffield United fan Josh, of Wincobank, was given the devastating news that he had weeks to live on Monday - after originally being given the all clear last August.

Football teammates of Josh hope to raise £5,000 to help the 22-year-old tie the knot with Laura , who he has been with for five years.

Thomas added: "Somebody tagged me in the story on Twitter and asked if I could help and I just thought it seemed like a really worthwhile cause to get involved with.

"Both me and Luke are not hard-nosed businessman, we are ethical and we want to do what we can to help."

He beat the condition once following what he said was the 'most intensive form of chemotherapy' there was and was preparing to move into a new home nearer Laura.

A fundraising page - set up by teammate Declan Stevens - has already raised more than £3,300 towards the wedding, which is booked for Saturday, July 28.

Josh said: "When I see all the donations and everyone's messages, it's just amazing. Declan is a legend - he is a really good kid and the page has even had donations from people we don't know, which is amazing.

"Declan set the page up on Thursday and by Saturday it was at nearly £2,000, which is quite amazing. I am so grateful to everyone because it will mean we can have a great day."

Josh had just received the keys to a new home nearer Laura but said he wouldn't be able to move into the property.

He added: "We were supposed to be starting a new adventure but that's not going to happen now."

Bride-to-be Laura, 23, said she couldn't wait to walk down the aisle.

She said: "Josh has got loads of friends and I think that has helped with the fundraising but I can't take it all in. It's quite overwhelming because it's all happened at the same time.

"It will mean loads to marry Josh. I love him so much."

For more information or to donate visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/josh-wainwrights-battle