Leading Aberdeenshire hotel revealed as competition venue

Michelle Ferguson, charity manager, Cash for Kids

Michelle Ferguson, charity manager, Cash for Kids

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Meldrum House Country Hotel will be the venue for the wedding ceremony and reception for the winners of Cash for Kids’ 2017 Win Your Wedding competition.

The award-winning, four-star hotel in Oldmeldrum has donated the package which will form a central part of the prize for Cash for Kids’ popular fundraising contest for those looking to tie the knot.

The wedding breakfast and evening reception will be held in Meldrum House’s new ballroom which opened in June 2016. Boasting a contemporary design, the new facility was part of a £4.5million development at the luxury hotel which also saw the addition of 28 new bedrooms.

Based in Aberdeen, Cash for Kids raises money to support sick, disabled and disadvantaged children and young people under the age of 18 living in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

The Win Your Wedding initiative gives couples looking to tie the knot a chance to win a wedding package in return for raising thousands of pounds for the children’s charity.

Over the past five years, more than £128,000 has been raised for Cash for Kids by couples planning to get married. All of this money has been used to support children living in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Applications to take part in the 2017 Win Your Wedding competition open in January, with couples who are successfully shortlisted then raising money in February and March.

Michelle Ferguson, Cash for Kids charity manager, said: “It is fantastic to have the support of Meldrum House Country Hotel for our 2017 Win Your Wedding competition. Meldrum House is a beautiful, historic hotel and the new ballroom is a stunning setting in which to celebrate a wedding. The venue alone will no doubt generate a huge amount of interest when we launch the contest in January.

“To-date, Win Your Wedding has raised a massive amount to help improve the lives of children and young people living in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. That wouldn’t be achieved without the outstanding support we continue to receive from local businesses who contribute so generously to fundraising initiatives like this.

“The response we get each year from couples applying to take part is also incredible and the backing they receive with their fundraising is at times breathtaking. Every penny that they raise is distributed to individual children, families and community groups in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire and makes a huge difference to their lives.”

The 2017 Win Your Wedding competition will officially launch on Monday, January 23, when couples looking to tie the knot can apply to take part.