Archive for the Charity Category

The Cats Protection calendar for 2019 is out

I love taking pictures of cats, they are truly unpredictable! The Cats Protection Charity commissioned me to take portraits of cats who were re-homed via their re-homing places for inclusion in their beautiful presented calendar. Their owners took part in a Facebook competition and where chosen to be included in the forthcoming calendars.

The image of Nyx was taken earlier this year and is proudly presenting the month October.

The calendar is out for sale on the cats protection dedicated shop window. Feel free to browse their other wares.

Networking Neighs with John Handley of The Bridge Trust

Becci Godfrey of HorseSense UK says:

I gave up a long time ago worrying about who would attend a Neighs event and started to trust that exactly the people that needed to be there, would be there.

Today’s Networking Neighs might have been a smaller group than usual, but no less diverse and all the more rich for it.

The guest speaker this around was John Handley, CEO of local Homeless Charity, The Bridge Trust.

In his guest speaker slot, John shared that through life experience he had come to realise that “Life doesn’t always go to plan”, but if he had three pieces of wisdom to impart it would be:

1) Have a plan, so you make the most of your life

2) Appreciate what you have, you have no idea how quickly it could be taken away from you

3) Do something you love.

Through his insightful and at points heartbreaking story, we all were called to recognise in our self where there was room to get more out of the opportunities available to us.

As for the horses, they were their usual gregarious selves. Fresh off a corporate training experience, the morning provided a bit of light relief and a chance to show the world how much they love interacting with humans and being the centre of attention.

The guest speaker next month around is Jane Alton, a Consultant Numerologist. We’ll be diving into the number vibration of the name Networking Neighs, and welcoming Neighs founder, Emma Taylor of The Leadership Whisperers. You can get your tickets here: www.networkingneighs.eventbrite.co.uk.

In the meantime, if you would like to join us in making a donation to The Bridge Trust to support their excellent work, you can do so here: www.thebridgetrust.org.uk

Cats Protection Calendar 2016

For a second year running the Cats Protection Charity commissioned me to take portraits of cats who were re-homed via their re-homing places for inclusion in their beautiful presented calendar. Their owners took part in a Facebook competition and where chosen to be included in the forthcoming calendars.

I met two lovely cat owners and their beautiful cats, one of which is featured on the front cover. The image of Sheba was taken last year and is proudly presenting the month April.

The calendar is out for sale on the cats protection dedicated Christmas shop window. Feel free to browse their other wares.

Cat Protection Charity Christmas Catalogue

Cat Protection Charity Christmas Catalogue

Charity Fundraiser Raffle – Sevenoaks Veterinary Surgery

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Frankie, one of the nurses at the Sevenoaks Veterinary Surgery (http://sevenoaksvets.co.uk/).

Frankie will be running the London Marathon on the 26th April 2015 for her fundraiser for Arthritis Care. Her fundraising goal is £2000. One way of raising this money, she decided to have charity a raffle at the surgery, where amongst other prizes you may win yourself a Gift Certificate for a Pet Photo Shoot Experience. Frankie also has sponsorship forms in the Sevenoaks, Meopham and Swanscombe practice as well as a Just Giving page (https://www.justgiving.com/Frankie-Beorby1).

I wish her all the best for her fundraiser and am looking forward to hear how well she did as well as meeting the winner of the Pet Portrait session.

Charity Fundraising Raffle

Cats Protection Calendar 2015

Earlier this year I was commissioned to take portraits of cats who were re-homed via Cats Protection. Their owners took part in a Facebook competition and where chosen to be included in the forthcoming calendars.

I met two lovely cat owners and their beautiful cats, one of which is going to be featured in next year’s cat calendar.

The calendar is out for sale on the cats protection dedicated Christmas shop window. Feel free to browse their other wares.

Cats Protection Calendar 2015 May

Dog Walking Day with Mountain Warehouse

Last Sunday, Mountain Warehouse organized a Dog Walking Day at Hever Castle in aid of the Dogs Trust.

About 1000 dogs were registered for either a 3 or 5 mile walk through the beautiful bluebells. Over 750 dogs big and small, young and old turned up for the staggered walks.

Surprisingly the weather held despite the all rain weather forecast. Teaming up with portrait, event and wedding photographer Tina Chatfield and her Cabarazzi.biz Photobooth venture, which we made dog friendly for the day, was a huge success too.

Cabarazzi Photobooth - dog friendly for the day!

Cabarazzi Photobooth – dog friendly for the day!

On request of the many visitors who I chatted to, here are my special offers for the event. A proportion of the session fee will go to the Dogs Trust, so please mention “Mountain Warehouse” when booking.

A4 Event offer

The following images have been taken on the day in a ,reportage style as opposed to my normal style with an uncluttered background and lead-free. Unfortunately the dogs had to be on kept on their leads at all times. Can you imagine the mayhem it would have caused if all dogs were running free? Mind you one dog did manage to escape onto the golf course!

If you recognize your dog in the images below and are interested in purchasing a logo free fully edited image, please feel free to contact me.

I am still impressed about the huge variety in dog breeds present. Are you?

 

#DogsInBusiness Lucky Tales Dog Rescue Without Borders, Chatham

This month’s blog takes me to an volunteer group which is based in Chatham.

Marinna the founder of Lucky Tales Dog Rescue Without Borders is very passionate about dogs, but not just any dogs!

Both “Amber” and “Topaz” were rescued from the streets of Italy. Marinna witnessed the mistreatment of dogs whilst living in Italy. So she decided to start this volunteer group in 2009 and is hoping to turn it into a charitable organization soon.

You can also find more information on their Facebook page.

If you think you can open your heart and re-home any of their other rescue dogs please contact julie.bacon@live.co.uk, the secretary of Lucky Tales.

“Amber & Topaz”

2013 Dogs In Business Lucky Tales Dog Rescue without borders Storyboard photo

2013 Dogs In Business Lucky Tales Dog Rescue without borders Storyboard photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Cat” Magazine “Picture Perfect” Autum 2013 issue

The Cat Protection Charity’s quarterly magazine “The Cat” is out now. Please contact the charity for more information on subscription (and continue to reading the rest of the article), adoption, fundraising or general queries regarding anything feline.

In the current autumn issue Siobhan O’Brien writes about how to photograph cats. She asked 5 pet photographers, including myself, for our top 2 tips which are mentioned in her article.

Fordcombe Village Fete and Dog Show Sept 14th 1.00-4.00PM

If you are looking for something to do this Saturday in the afternoon, why not go to the Fordcombe Village Fete & Flower show?

The fete is one of the highlights of their calendar.  So whether you’re a long-standing local or new to the area, come and join in at the Fordcombe Village Fete this year and put Saturday 14 September (1-4:30 pm) in your diary.

Entry is £1.50 on the day (£1.00 in advance) – young people free (16 and under).

The the local RSPCA will be running a dog show. Good luck to all the entrants!

ChYps Krazy Kart Race Fundraiser 6th October 2013! Get involved!

I know, I know! I hear you say: “This blog has got nothing to do with dog photography!” And you are right!

I was honoured to be part of the launch party of the Krazy Kart Fundraiser last Wednesday. And I wanted to share their new fundraiser idea with you!

The charity, which cares for seriously ill children, babies, and adults in the area, is holding its first sponsored chYps Krazy Karts Race, and wants YOU to get on board!

On Sunday 6 October 2013 local people will have the chance to showcase their speed, creativity and showmanship, as they race about two miles through Royal Tunbridge Wells in their personalised racing carts.

The innovative event, which starts and finishes at High Rocks, was dreamt up by local businessman Garry Jeffery of Henry Paul Funerals, and expects to raise £50,000 for chYps.

chYps Krazy Karts Race, High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells 6th October 2013

chYps Krazy Karts Race, High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells 6th October 2013

For more information and to sign up please contact Events Coordinator Emma Middleton on 01322 221 315 or email emma.middleton@chyps.org

chYps Krazy Karts Race Poster 6th October 2013

chYps Krazy Karts Race Poster 6th October 2013

To keep up-to-date with chYps, visit www.chyps.org, follow @chYpsCharity on twitter and ‘like’ www.facebook.com/chypschildrenshospice