Back in September I was delighted to be asked to photograph a very special event for a very worthy Charity. The charity was very close to my heart as it helped in the treatment of my mother when she was fighting bladder cancer a few years ago. Weston Park Cancer Hospital Charity is one of only four dedicated cancer hospitals in England and is recognised for its work worldwide. Their profile has been raised further by their list of patrons and recently added the “Face of the 2012 Olympics” – Jessica Ennis-Hill, Sheffield’s very own World Heptathlon Champion and Olympic Gold Medallist.
Their work does come at a price and the charity embarks and a regime of fundraising events throughout the year and it was this years “Light the Night” event which I was asked to photograph. Jessica Ennis-Hill was their special guest for the evening who was invited to start the event and also meet some of the charity fundraisers. The evening event turned Ecclesall Woods into a torch-lit woodland wonderland with hundreds of people following the trail. A video and full photo-gallery can be found on the charity website. I’m sure they would love to see you at next years event.
It was a huge privilege photographing this event and gave me the opportunity to give a little back to the charity that helped my mother with her battle against cancer. Sadly she succumbed to the illness in 2006 but with the voluntary efforts of all those involved and the huge amount raised the charity can continue their work for many more that need it.
If you would like more information about our photography check out our website. If you are a charity and are holding an event or awards ceremony our attendance is very often FREE so please do get in touch, we would love to hear from you.