Wedding joy for Ilkeston couple Jamie and Lisa following cancer battle

You may now kiss the bride! Jamie gives Lisa a kiss after their wedding ceremony at Ilkeston Town Hall on Friday.
You may now kiss the bride! Jamie gives Lisa a kiss after their wedding ceremony at Ilkeston Town Hall on Friday.

An Ilkeston couple have married a year after the groom was told he had terminal cancer.

Jamie Cragg and Lisa Clarke, both managers at Tesco Extra, wed at Ilkeston Town Hall on Friday.

Jamie and Lisa pictured after their wedding on Friday.

Jamie and Lisa pictured after their wedding on Friday.

Jamie, 30, from Cotmanhay, made a great recovery after he underwent a rare treatment for bowel cancer in March. He is not undergoing treatment currently and does not have to go back to hospital until November.

His sister, Michelle Green, said: “It was an absolutely lovely day. He is doing brilliantly now and looks so well, you wouldn’t even know that this time last year all that was happening. He looks so well now and his hair has grown back.

“If it hadn’t been for Lisa’s step-mum finding out about the Hipec treatment he wouldn’t have had it. Luckily for him it was successful.”

Michelle, who was one of four bridesmaids, said that so many Tesco staff went to the wedding that the company had to find other people to cover.

She added: “It has been an emotional year for us all of us. If he hadn’t had Hipec I don’t think he would be here.”

Following his treatment Jamie was back to work within six weeks, part-time to begin with and then full-time. He said: “The doctors said there is no reason why I shouldn’t be given the all-clear from cancer. I will go back for tests in November at the hospital where I had the treatment.”

The day-long major operation took place at Christie Hospital in Manchester and involved chemotherapy being delivered directly to cancer cells in the abdomen.

Jamie has a six-year-old son called Josh and Lisa has an eight-year-old son called Alfie, who were both pageboys at the wedding.

The couple even had a batman theme wedding cake because Jamie is a big Marvel fan. The reception was held at the Seven Oaks pub.