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'Emotional' christening for Goody


Jade Goody's sons arrive at the hospital with their father, Jeff Brazier

Terminally ill Jade Goody has been christened with her two sons Bobby and Freddy in a "very short and emotional service", her publicist has said.

Max Clifford said the "very pale and fragile" Goody was in a wheelchair and assisted by nurses during the service at London's Royal Marsden Hospital.

Clifford said the ceremony would be the last thing reality TV star Goody would do in the public eye.

He added that she had had a "smile and a kiss for everyone who was there".

Bobby, five, and Freddy, four, were earlier brought to the hospital in west London by their father Jeff Brazier.

Jade Goody
Goody was diagnosed with cervical cancer in August 2008

Flowers were also delivered for the ceremony at the hospital chapel, which was attended by around 20 close family members and friends.

The mother-of-two has only weeks to live after her cervical cancer spread to her liver, groin and bowel.

Goody's husband Jack Tweed and her mother, Jackiey Budden, were also present at the ceremony along with other members of her family.

Clifford said: "It was in my mind that she was saying a final goodbye to some people.

"Jade was obviously very happy with the whole thing; Jeff was there on one side, Jack was there on the other side, and it was a very short and emotional service.

"I think everybody knew just how important it was to Jade."

It had been hoped the ceremony would take place in a church, but Goody, 27, had been heavily sedated.

The service was carried out by hospital chaplain Chris Lee and Corinne Brixton, vicar of St John's church in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, near Goody's home.

Sons' future

Clifford said he believed Goody had enjoyed the service.

"She finds it very hard to stay awake for more than a few minutes but she stayed awake for the 20 minutes of the service.

Jack Tweed
Tweed was found guilty of assault earlier this week

"It was a very positive atmosphere, after each of the boys were christened everyone clapped and after Jade was christened everyone clapped again.

"It was a very simple service. There were prayers and blessings and a few short readings."

Earlier Clifford had said Goody's two sons were not fully aware of what was going on.

"They know their mother is very ill and that is something the family will help them with.

"The boys will get a party as soon as they can. I think the intention is to take them out today."

Goody has vowed to raise as much money as possible for her sons through media deals before she dies.

Clifford said photographs taken of the service would be published in OK! magazine at a later date.

Pictures of Goody's recent marriage to Tweed have already appeared in the magazine.

Tweed, 21, is awaiting sentence after he was found guilty of attacking a taxi driver and threatening to stab him after leaving a club in Essex last year.

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