Charity

Update: 27/12/2016

 

This was my fourth year in-a-row raising funds for a charity of my choice.  By donating my fee from various jobs and talking to people for £4 donations I am really  pleased to announce that the £500 target donation target for War Child has been reached!  .  Click here to read more and find out why.  Thanks!

In my previous years, I have fund-raised for:

2015: Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders

2014: Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI)

2013: Cancer Research UK

 

Why I think charity work is import

Some of the people that inhabit this earth live in war zones, some live in the most abject, dangerous, hopeless, backbreaking, gut wrenching poverty, some more still suffer from illnesses that modern science has yet to conquer*; this page is to bring to your attention some of the charities I support in a variety of ways.  I’m not suggesting you donate to these causes because I do, in fact I don’t donate money to them all and that in part is reason for this page.  Help doesn’t have to be in the form of financial aid, it can also include (but isn’t limited to) volunteering or fundraising.  I’m You’ve got this far so while you’re on this site, please take a few moments to potentially increase your awareness and who knows, perhaps you may feel inspired to seek out a cause close to your heart.

There are too many things in the world we can’t do.  Why help these people?  Because we can.  Margaret Mead said “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”  To put things another way, instead of asking what difference can one person make, try asking what difference can you make to one person?

To affect the change I’d like to see in the world I’m starting with the ‘Man in the Mirror’ to quote the song by Michael Jackson.  For a few years I’ve been volunteering my photography skills for charities London’s Air Ambulance, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders and Phab Kids, a sample of which can be seen in my charity gallery here.  It has been tremendously fulfilling and when I approached the charities I never envisaged the journey it would take me on so would recommend volunteering wholeheartedly!

I’ve also recently been involved as the stills photographer for a Kickstarter funded short film, The Dead Sea (Clandestine was it’s working title), a project focusing on the migrant crisis – more news to follow.

In addition to this, these are the charities I support (in no particular order) are:

  RNIB – Royal National Institute of Blind People

  NSPCC – National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Water.org

Malaria No More

 NBS – National Blood Service – I surpassed the 30 donation landmark last year!

*I can’t take credit for that sentence, that belongs to the genius writing of Aaron Sorkin and The West Wing. 🙂