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VIDEO: Dream wedding for Cornwall biker facing operation that may leave him paralysed

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Published by Emma Carton at 6:35am 12th November 2018. (Updated at 8:30pm 12th November 2018)

A wedding dream has come true for the Cornish biker caught in a crash and facing surgery that could leave him paralysed.

When Shane Bamford was knocked off his bike over the summer, he was on his way to buy Tracy's engagement ring.

The 45-year-old old from Tolvaddon thought he had escaped with a fractured collarbone, but actually suffered damage to his spinal nerve.

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Shane Bamford, who was caught in a crash and is facing surgery that could leave him paralysed, has enjoyed his dream wedding

The couple tied the knot on Saturday, after dozens of listeners and local businesses answered Pirate FM's call for help.

Pirate FM's breakfast show presenter, Lucy, sprang into action when she heard about Shane's upcoming operation.

From that point on, donations came pouring in for everything from the venue near Polperro to hair, make-up and catering.

Watch how you helped us pull together a 'Wedding in a Week'...

"It was absolutely amazing, thanks to you. And all the listeners and all the people who have contributed - the kindness has been overwhelming and we really are so appreciative.

"It's absolutely amazing what everybody has done and for you, Lucy and the team to pull this through, I don't know how you've done it".

Shane and Tracy Bamford

You can read more about Shane's accident here or watch the full story of how it all came to be...

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