Bride wins dream £30,000 wedding for raising a record amount of money for charity

96.3 Radio Aire challenged 30 potential brides from all over Leeds and West Yorkshire battling it out to raise as much money as possible for Radio Aire’s charity Cash for Kids AND to win a £30,000 dream wedding fit for royalty!

The winning couple were Claire Roland and Edward Norton from Cookridge in Leeds, who raised a staggering £14,643.15 in just one week! This was a phenomenal amount of money and the team at Cash for Kids were totally blown away.

In total the competition raised a phenomenal £53,851.55 in one week for Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids charity and is the most ever raised by a single charity campaign at the station. The funds will go a long way to helping sick and disadvantaged children in Leeds and West Yorkshire.

As you can expect Claire and Edward are completely over the moon and this prize is even more poignant for our winners as Clair who has a 15 month old daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer in January of this year and is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy at St James hospital, Leeds.

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Claire and Edwards fundraising marathon including things such as a raffle with amazing prizes such as a trip to Cyprus, a weekend VIP pass to Leeds Festival, and a pair of Cloud 9 hair straightners, a charity disco at Leeds Irish Centre and an Acoustic night at the Adelphi in Leeds.

The wedding will take place at Dine at the Mansion in Roundhay Park, Leeds on 29th April 2011, the same day as the Royal wedding. Some of the regions most premier wedding suppliers have donated everything, from the dress, to the rings and even the stag do is sorted

Carly Scott, Marketing Manager comments:

“96.3 Radio Aire are all about giving our listeners unique and money can’t buy experiences and we wanted to give local brides the chance to win a wedding that could rival the Royal Wedding and couldn’t think of a better way than to challenge them to raise money for Cash for Kids.”

Dawn Carney, Regional Charity Manager for Cash for Kids comments:

“The generosity of people in Yorkshire is phenomenal and I am pleased that all the funds raised by the people of West Yorkshire will stay in west Yorkshire to support local disadvantaged children.”

Josephine Hardcastle, 96.3 Radio Aire Cash for Kids Charity Manager comments:

“I would like to say a HUGE thank you to our 30 brides and grooms that took part in this competition and to all the friends and family that supported them throughout the week, the amount raised for Cash for Kids in just one week was unbelievable and would not have been possible without their determination and hard work.”

Radio Aire is celebrating their 30th birthday this year and saw it fitting that 30 brides were challenged to win the £30,000 wedding!

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