I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I can’t change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.
Charles de Lint
Being a charities’ photographer is a way to share what I have to offer- priceless memories- to give what I can, to use my skills to make a difference. I offer discounted or free photoshoots and prizes.
Gift of a wedding is a charity giving couples who have a terminal illness a free wedding. They rely on volunteers and companies to donate everything, from the venue, the wedding dress and all clothes, to the flowers, favours, music, photobooth, video, planner, everything is donated. The one I did recently had an Oasis impersonator as well as all the trimmings. You can help by donating your dress to the charity for when they need it. Weddings are obviously arranged at very short notice and sadly, often cancelled too.
Butterfly Wishes Network is a charity giving families with children who have a life-threatening illness a free photoshoot and photos. We can give professional photographs to be treasured whatever happens. I wasn’t sure whether I could do it, but a family and kids with love is just that. There is a photographic charity working with families who have lost a child: Now I lay Me Down to Sleep To be honest I haven’t had the courage to join, yet.
Together against Cancer is a charity educating people on healthy eating to fight cancer and live a healthier life. They run workshops in Leicester and Nottingham on juicing, fermenting food, eating to fight cancer etc. I was very happy to contribute to their forthcoming cookbook and as you can see I also helped with the tasting.
Alex’s wish is a charity raising money to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive muscle wasting disease that leads to total paralysis and is fatal, usually before the youngsters reach their 20s. Alex has DMD and his wish is to mend his muscles in time. If you can help, please contact his mum, Emma . Thank you.