Wisbech couple mark 50 years of marriage by raising £1,000 for charities

Ian and Evelyn Duffy

Ian and Evelyn Duffy - Credit: Archant

A Wisbech couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a trip down memory lane whilst raising £1,000 for two charities.

A newspaper article featuring the new Mrs Duffy on the day of the couple’s wedding on 27 March 1967

A newspaper article featuring the new Mrs Duffy on the day of the couple’s wedding on 27 March 1967 - Credit: Archant

Ian and Evelyn Duffy enjoyed a nostalgic evening with friends as they celebrated 50 years of marriage in the hotel where they first met.

Ian and Evelyn Duffy 50 years on at their Golden Wedding Anniversary celebrations.

Ian and Evelyn Duffy 50 years on at their Golden Wedding Anniversary celebrations. - Credit: Archant

The couple sent out invites requesting “no presents please” for the occasion, instead raising the £500 each for two charities close to their hearts: Arthur Rank and SADS U.K.

The evening took place in the Trumpet Hall of the Rose & Crown Hotel, where the couple first met in 1965, when Ian spotted Evelyn from the stage whilst playing guitar with then well-known group “Danny Ford & the Offbeats”.

Their daughter Michelle Knight is the matron and clinical nurse specialist who runs the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre, an Arthur Rank Hospice service caring for those living with a life-limiting illness in Wisbech and the Fenland area.


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