Words of love echo through the years

Central Station | 12 Nov 2019

It's never too late for wedding bells to ring.

That's the thought bubbling through 20 pairs of minds beneath much gray hair as they prepare to say "I do" on Sunday and thereby realize their dreams.

Non-governmental organization Volunteer Space is hosting the wedding for 20 pairs of "newlyweds," though they have been married for 50 years or more but never had a wedding banquet due to a lack of means to celebrate in style.

The oldest couple going into the big day have been married for 60 years.

Husband Ng, 86, and wife Ho, 80, had to settle for the simplest of weddings in 1959. After that they opened a store and raised four children during some challenging economic times in the 1960s and 70s.

Happiness is now being sealed after their daughter put their names forward for the big nuptials. Even then the dreamy celebrations will be tinged with stark reality, for Ng was diagnosed with cancer at the start of this year.

Volunteer Space is pulling out the stops to ensure full measures of happiness, saying: "We're holding the joint wedding for these elderly people so they can express eternal love to their partners by saying 'I do' and fulfilling their wishes."

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