Golden day aids charity

Robert Beech and Geraldine Beech celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.
Robert Beech and Geraldine Beech celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.

A golden couple marked their anniversary by raising funds for charities close to their hearts.

Robert and Geraldine Beech, of Yokecliffe Drive in Wirksworth celebrated 50 years of happy marriage with a party.

Over 130 family and friends attended the event which raised £430.

Money will be donated to the Royal Derby Hospital League of Friends in memory of the couple’s niece Jennifer Given who worked as a theatre technician at Royal Derby Hospital and died suddenly earlier this year.

Mrs Given, 46, collapsed on her last working day at the hospital. She was set to move Yorkshire to start a new job.

Funds will also be donated to the British Heart Foundation – as Mr Beech had a triple heart bypass some years ago.

A raffle on the evening raised a further £145 which will be donated to Wirksworth Swimming Pool.