A fairytale wedding abroad had always been a dream of the couple, but when the coronavirus hit they were forced to put their plans on hold.
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As the pandemic worsened and the business diversified, she made the decision to postpone her maternity leave – quitting her job just two days before giving birth to the couple’s son, Hendrix, on May 9.
Cole, an electrician, was initially not allowed into the hospital and he had to miss many appointments due to Covid-19, but despite this, Ashleigh said it was still a magical time for both of them as new parents.
Ashleigh said: “When the country was struggling to get PPE, we as a company already had the sources to get it, so we tried to stock up, but many were depleted so we had to try. to diversify to obtain new supplies. .
“I told my manager to get involved. In my old job I worked in logistics and started getting involved in shipping goods to different countries so we can supply companies like Bupa, the NHS, all private health sectors .
“I knew I could help at a time when people were going through horrible things – it was my only good thing I could do and I wanted to keep doing it for as long as possible.
“Obviously I’m not a healthcare professional – I couldn’t physically save a life – but it was always important to bring PPE to ensure people were protected. “
After all they went through, Ashleigh and Cole decided to enter a contest to win a dream wedding worth £ 60,000 in a castle in France.
They have until Wednesday July 29, the closing date for the vote.
Ashleigh added: “It would mean the world wins. Having had a bad year for everyone, not just us – we now have a small family and Cole has always wanted to have his son at the wedding.
“To finally see all of our friends and family and celebrate Hendrix’s birth and love all together, that would be just amazing. “
The wedding venue posted a photo of each couple from their Instagram page.
You can vote for Ashleigh and Cole by liking their photo here.