Shoppers pick up a wedding

Amy Reid (l) and Gavin Cory from Bessacarr are awarded with the winning certificate by Frenchgate Centre Manager Amanda Phillips, after winning the Win a Wedding Competition. Picture: Andrew Roe
Amy Reid (l) and Gavin Cory from Bessacarr are awarded with the winning certificate by Frenchgate Centre Manager Amanda Phillips, after winning the Win a Wedding Competition. Picture: Andrew Roe

THE lucky winners of the Frenchgate Win a Wedding competition are preparing to walk down the aisle.

Amy Reid, 26, and Davin Cory, 28 from Bessacarr, were the winners of the dream wedding package worth £12,500.

Amy said: “I can’t believe we’ve won. We’ve been engaged for three-and-a-half-years, and have been trying to save to get married for ages.

“We nearly didn’t make it to the final as we couldn’t find anyone to look after our little girl Faith, but luckily my sister came to the rescue.”

And our the Scan for Life Appeal was boosted too through a collection made at the wedding fair that was also taking place in the shopping centre on the day of the competition final.

Eighty-nine couples entered the competition, and the final ten were chosen at random to fight it out for the top prize.

The young couple have now set the date for their wedding. Amy and Gavin are tying the knot on March 9, 2012 at the Grand St Leger hotel.