A man who set up his own business helping put a special touch to weddings and funerals is offering his services to boost the funds of a charity.
Ian Curry launched Angel White Dove Release last year and has since attended a number of weddings, funerals and memorial services across the North East.
I just wanted to do something special for the communityIan Curry
Now, he is auctioning off a dove release to help raise funds for South Tyneside-based charity Cancer Connections.
The winning prize will also include the event being captured on camera after photographers Lyndsey Robson and Mick Fairmner came forward to support the fundraising venture.
Mr Curry hopes to raise £150 for the charity, based in Harton Lane, South Shields, which offers help and support to people diagnosed with cancer and their families.
Mr Curry, 41, a father-of-two from Fellgate Estate, Jarrow, said: “I just wanted to do something special for the community by raising money for a good cause.
“I started the auction off at £40, and so far the latest bid is £85.
“People have until the end of the month to bid for the dove release with money going to Cancer Connections.”
Mr Curry has expanded his dove release service to include visits to care homes and youth groups.
All the birds involved have been trained by Mr Curry.
He added: “As well as weddings and memorial services, I’ve been invited into care homes so residents can see the doves and take part in a dove release.”
To bid on the dove release and photo shoot, visit facebook page South Shields Auctions, facebook page Angel White Dove Release or call Mr Curry on 07758 230 834 to place a bid or for more information on booking a dove release.