A couple from Carnoustie raised nearly £1,000 for two charities close to their hearts when they got married recently.
Linda and Roy Robb were wed in The Station Hotel, Carnoustie, on Saturday, September 14, and instead of asking for gifts, the happy couple instead asked their guests to donate money to charity.
In total they raised £900 for the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) and Cancer Research.
Linda told the Guide & Gazette: “We chose the SSPCA because we’ve got dogs and I’ve got a horse and I like to give to the animal charities, so that one was my choice.
“Our girls are very animal orientated as well.”
Their second charity was also a personal choice. Linda said: “And we chose Cancer Research because members of our family and friends, including my mother, have had cancer.
“It’s a good cause to raise money for.”
According to Linda asking for charitable donations instead of receiving the inevitable dinner sets and kitchen appliances was the right thing to do. She said: “You get to my age and you’ve got everything you need, so it’s good to be able to do something for a good cause.
“We put donation slips in with the invitations explaining that we didn’t want any gifts and that if people wanted to they could make a donation.”
Linda added: “We would like to say a big thank you to all our wedding guests who donated and also to all those who could not manage the wedding but who donated anyway.”