South Yorkshire couple win £30,000 wedding

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A Sheffield couple is celebrating after scooping the top prize in a competition to give them the wedding of their dreams.

After a tense finale, Hallam FM’s Win Your Wedding competition was won this week by Luke Scanlon and Emma Rhodes from Sheffield, who raised a record breaking £19,713.67 to take the title and win the wedding of their dreams.

The annual campaign, sponsored by The Crown Hotel in Bawtry, who have provided the wedding venue and reception at the Doncaster hotel, is part of a £30,000 package which includes a honeymoon and dance tuition.

Six couples from across South Yorkshire were also in the running with family fun day events, supermarket bag packs, FIFA tournaments, raffles, sweepstakes and bungee jumps were just some of the activities the couples arranged which contributed towards the final total of £58,166.49.

Allan Ogle, charity manager for Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids, said: “We are completely blown away by how much the couples all raised this year. That’s absolutely phenomenal fundraising in such a short space of time, they are all heroes to Cash for Kids. Thank you so much to every person and business that supported them all to make this happen.

“This incredible amount of money will enhance the lives of thousands of children across South Yorkshire.”

Anybody inspired by their efforts can now sign up to 500 Faces, Cash for Kids next fundraising campaign, which is recruiting 500 people across South Yorkshire to raise £100 in 2017 which will generate £50,000 to support sick and disadvantaged children across South Yorkshire. To register, click HERE.