Cou­ples gear up for £10k wed­ding fi­nal

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - BY SARAH WIL­LIAMSON

FIVE loved-up cou­ples have been cho­sen to bat­tle it out for a dream £10,000 wed­ding.

The fi­nal­ists for Wave 102 and the Dou­ble­tree by Hil­ton’s Win a Wed­ding com­pe­ti­tion have been an­nounced, spark­ing a fran­tic fundrais­ing dash to vic­tory.

The cou­ples have un­til noon on Mon­day April 2 to raise as much money as pos­si­ble for chil­dren’s char­ity Help for Kids, with the win­ner land­ing a lux­ury wed­ding at the Dou­ble­tree in Kingsway West.

Fi­nal­ists Ker­rie Law, 33, and Danny Foulis, 32, from Trottick, have been to­gether for a year-anda-half, and have been en­gaged since Septem­ber.

Danny said: “We wanted to do some­thing for char­ity and I saw the Face­book post. If we win it then great but if not then we still helped a great cause.”

Child­hood sweet­hearts Sa­man­tha Buchan, 22, and Paul Whyte, 22, from Dou­glas, have been en­gaged for three years. The cou­ple have known each other since pri­mary school be­fore get­ting to­gether when they were 16.

Sa­man­tha said: “It would be a dream wed­ding, it’s every­thing we were go­ing to go for.”

Carey Sinclair, 29, and Gor­don Hal­l­i­day, 31, have been to­gether for al­most seven years and en­gaged for four. They have one daugh­ter Chaise, four. The cou­ple met on a night out in Canada where Carey was work­ing in a gym and Gor­don was over for a place­ment. Two weeks af­ter re­turn­ing home, they moved in to­gether.

Carey added: “It would be nice to win but I en­joy fundrais­ing. I’m hav­ing fun al­ready.”

Mairi Kirk­patrick, 27, and Graeme Hind, 28, from Lochee, met at a univer­sity party and have been to­gether for six years. They have a two-year-old son, Ar­ran, and Mairi said: PAGE 16

“This will be his first time be­ing in­volved with fundrais­ing.”

Paul Wylie, 36, and Lianne Carr, 35, have been to­gether for al­most 10 years and got en­gaged in Jan­uary. They live in Lochee with their six-year-old daugh­ter Mia.

Lianne said: “We saw it was to raise money and thought it was a great thing to do. Peo­ple can have a great time and also help kids that need it.”

The win­ner will be an­nounced at the Dou­ble­tree on April 4.

The fi­nal­ists have their fingers crossed as their fundrais­ing bat­tle be­gins.

Mairi, with Graeme’s shirt. He was un­able to at­tend the pho­to­shoot.

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