A lucky Montrose couple have won a five-figure sum dream wedding after raising more than £5,000 for a Tayside children’s charity.
Amy Morton (21) and Calum Gourlay (26) have scooped a wedding costing more than £10,000 at the Malmaison Hotel in Dundee after raising £5,863.82 for Radio Tay’s Cash For Kids, which helps disabled and disadvantaged local children.
Husbands-and-wives-to-be could enter the radio station’s competition to have their big day paid for them. Judges picked 20 entrants who were whittled down to six.
The six pairs then had to raise funds for Cash For Kids for 12 days, starting on Valentine’s Day, and the couple who raised the most money in those dozen days won the wedding.
Amy, an admin assistant at Greaves Gardening, and Calum, who is a fruit and vegetable merchant at Turriff’s of Montrose Ltd., were the only Angus couple in with a chance of winning.
They will have the wedding venue, wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, kilt hire photographer, wedding car, cake, flowers, rings, band, hair and more all paid for.
Amy said: “It felt really good to win but it was a surprise. We didn’t expect to win coming from Montrose because it is so little.
“We want to say thank you to everyone who donated money and to the businesses who donated raffle prizes.
“Without the generosity of people we wouldn’t have won the wedding.”
In total, all the entrants raised £14,882.70 for the children of Tayside and North East Fife.
Amy and Calum raised the money in a number of ways, including a bingo and disco night, a pool and darts tournament with leg waxing, a games night, raffles, street collections and asking football fans at matches to donate cash.
A spokesperson for Tay FM said: “Well done to Amy and Calum and the other finalist couples who worked so hard and showed a huge amount of enthusiasm for the challenge.”
Amy and Calum, who have an 18-month-old daughter together called Lucy, will be tying the knot on Friday, October 23.