Wedding bells will ring in July 2017 for a couple from Barnburgh who raised a whopping £16,116.94 to win the Hallam FM You Tell the Bride competition.
Karl Willis, 24, and Louise Kerry, 32, (Pictured) beat off stiff competition to land a dream wedding worth more than £28,000 after raising the most money out of six couples for Cash For Kids.
The charity helps to support sick and disadvantaged children across South Yorkshire.
Hallam FM presenter John Harrison announced that a grand total of £35,805.72 had been raised by the six couples on Hallam FM’s Big John at Breakfast show on Monday morning. A tense time for the loved up contestants who had no idea how much they individually raised as online donations were kept confidential throughout the campaign.
The fundraisers revealed they had taken part in a host of activities across the two weeks including: pulling a 35 tonne military vehicle, supermarket bag packs, leg waxing, sponsored silence, raffles and even a sponsored tattoo. Donors from across the UK helped boost totals including donations from as far as the USA and Australia.
An excited Louise, who has 20-month-old twin daughters, Heidi and Freya, with Karl, said: “I was so emotional and tearful after me and Karl were announced winners.”
She added: “It still hasn’t really sunk in yet, but the hard work fundraising has paid off.”
For more information about the charity and applying for grants, you can call the Cash for Kids team on 0114 2091100.