Would you like to get married for free? The hospice is offering one lucky couple the chance to Win a Wedding!
The local charity recently launched the new challenge at Glemham Hall which has also been donated as the venue for the big day.
Local businesses have sponsored the challenge, donating their services for the wedding, including the dress, suits, rings, catering and everything you could want for your special day.
The wedding package is worth £15,000 and couples can now enter the competition to win their big day, all paid for!
When the couples enter, they have to give reasons why they deserve to win the wedding package. Their stories will then be shared on the hospice’s social media pages and the public will vote for the six couples they want to go forward to be semi-finalists.
The six semi-finalists then have four months to fundraise as much as they can for St Elizabeth Hospice, with the top three fundraisers going into the final. The final three couples then have another four months, until February 2017, to raise even more charity cash, with the couple raising the most winning their dream wedding.
The runners-up are also rewarded for their hard work and support of the hospice, and they will win vouchers for money off their wedding.
Joanne Rodger, the hospice’s events and challenges fundraiser, said: “We’re really excited to be launching our Win a Wedding challenge and we’re sure that there are lots of local couples who are planning to get married, but can’t meet the expense of a £15,000 wedding at the moment.
“By entering our competition, they can not only win their wedding, all paid for, but they will be supporting and raising vital funds for their local hospice, to help provide care and support for local people living with a progressive illness, such as cancer, motor neurone disease and heart failure.
“We are extremely grateful to all the local businesses who are sponsoring the challenge, donating their services to give the lucky winner a beautiful and special wedding package.”
Sponsors of Win a Wedding include: Glemham Hall, providing the venue; The Bridal Lounge supplying the wedding dress; bridesmaid dresses from Just a Day; makeup up by Victoria Bradfield; hair and nails by Hair Ministry; suits from Coes; chair covers by Table Angels; catering by Serendipity Street; rings from Carats; cake made by Amelie’s Kitchen; invites, name cards and seating plan by Lemon Pie Stationary; flowers by Kaye Souter; mobile recording studio from Songstream Studios; photography by Patrick Stockley; videography by TJS Video; aerial videography by Echo Alpha; and registrar from Suffolk County Council.
Miss Rodger added: “If you just got engaged or you’re planning a proposal this Valentine’s Day or leap year, this is the ideal opportunity for you to get married for free, whilst supporting the hospice and helping make a difference to the lives of our patients and their families.”
To enter the competition to Win a Wedding and for full terms and conditions click here
St Elizabeth Hospice provides vital care and support to around 2,000 local people every year. It costs millions of pounds a year to run the hospice and it relies on the generosity and support of the local community to meet the majority of these costs through fundraising, donations and the income generated from its shops.