A Warwickshire independent school has announced the winners of its wedding competition for NHS workers.
Rugby School set up the competition to win a £10,000 wedding day to say thank you to NHS staff who have been on the front line during the coronavirus pandemic. The competition was open to any NHS worker whose wedding day had been cancelled or postponed due to the virus.
Almost 100 couples entered, but the winners were Megan Baker, 28, and Tristan Holmes, 31, who are both paramedics. They live in Hinckley and work with the ambulance service in Coventry. Holmes has recently recovered from the virus.
Knowing we will have an amazing wedding next year completely makes up for that and we cannot believe how lucky we are
The prize includes a Rugby School venue for the wedding ceremony and catering for 50 guests, plus transport, cake, vouchers towards outfits, a live band and more – all donated by local businesses.
Baker said: “It was the day before our planned wedding day when we received the call. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to actually win. We had initially been pragmatic about cancelling the planned wedding, but as the date approached, we did get more disappointed. Knowing we will have an amazing wedding next year completely makes up for that and we cannot believe how lucky we are.
“The best thing about winning is seeing the immense generosity of Rugby School and all of the suppliers who have donated their services. Since Friday we have spent hours looking through the different websites and we are so excited to meet everyone and see the venue when it is safe to.”
The couple will be married at Rugby School during Valentine’s week on 18 February 2021.
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