Posted by: Admin | May 4, 2013

Give a little, get a lot

One of the things that really strikes me when interviewing for the book and this blog is the urge we all get when we pass the half century to “give back”. Sometimes it’s obvious how to do so – mentoring a younger colleague, volunteering at a care home – other times it’s hard to know how best to use one’s limited time or resources to fulfil that need and maximise the effect one can have.

I use my camera when I can, and am delighted to be able to support the efforts of two lovely ladies, Sara and Catherine, to fund-raise for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Both have children who suffer from this life-limiting condition and have raised over £30,000 between them to help fund vital research. Last Saturday, they subjected themselves to a public head shaving –  I’ve written more about this on my photography blog and hope that you will take the time to click on over. Maybe even choose to connect with me there too? There will be more images posted in the coming weeks.

Following the very public event, I invited Catherine and Sara to my home studio to be treated to a make-up and photo shoot session, with the aim of creating some beautiful portraits that might help the CF Trust to raise the profile of their work. I think you will agree, they look beautiful sans hair. As Roald Dahl said: “Think beautiful thoughts and they will shine out of your face like sunbeams.” Despite the worry, the sleepless nights and the relentless need to raise funds to support vital research which could potentially save the lives of their children, Sara and Catherine emanate sunbeams. I feel privileged to be able to help in this small way.

Portrait Photography Northamptonshire

The Razor Girls

If you would like to find out more about Cystic Fibrosis and/or make a donation to Sara and Catherine’s fundraiser, please click for their Virgin Money Giving Page

A video of the event can be found on YouTube

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