What a wonderful day to celebrate Totally Locallys 2nd birthday! The sun shone, the shops and stall holders put on a fabulous event, along with great entertainment. Congratulations to all involved!
I seem to have had a run of photographing gorgeous little girls lately, and this little lady was certainly no exception! Of course when you see her Mummy and Daddy you'll see why! Enjoy.....
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I'm really very proud to share with you my latest round of awards from The Guild of Photographers including a rare Silver :)
Silver Award Winner
Bronze Award Winners
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Todays blog post is a guest post from Mel Horrocks, Chair of the Charity BRAVO. Mel has been far too modest in her post, and not told you that she has in fact just won the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust 'commendation for excellence' volunteer of the year award. Passionate, determined and full of energy, no wonder the 1st Annual BRAVO ball was such a huge success! Over to Mel.....
"The 1st Annual BRAVO Ball – a word from the Chair.
I think the day of the ball was best summed up by our new treasurer when helping set up the Lyric Rooms in Ashby for our ball muttering darkly…..
“Set up a charity she said, it’ll be fun she said”
“Let’s have a ball she said, it’ll be fun she said”
I think as we frantically stuffed goody bags with flyers from our donors, and tried to make the candles stay in the candelabras it really didn’t seem like fun. Nor did we know how the ball would be received. The trustees had bullied and cajoled their nearest & dearest to buy tickets. We hoped they would “Dress to Impress” as the posters invited…we hoped they would buy a BRAVO sparkle at the bar, and bid in the silent auction. We hoped they would pop to Karen’s photo booth. We hoped they would ‘get it’ and ‘join in’ and most of all we wanted a fun night, a pressure free night for our guests but one that resulted in this new little charity raising as much money as possible.
So why did we do this?
Well starting the charity was a random brainwave from me! I had been a breastfeeding peer supporter for nearly 6 years, but as a rule we are reactionary not pro-active. I knew that we lose a large percentage of trained supporters each year as they lose interest and aren’t challenged. I also know that many of us want to ‘do more’.
I was very fortunate to find that my fellow peer supporters were up for the challenge and so a few of us formed the charity, and off we went. Our first event was an online auction, which did so well it is to become an annual event. We ran a breast feeding area at the Measham Heart of the Forest Festival – for while we advocate mums feeding their baby where & when they like we know that for some women a quiet spot & a comfy chair make things bearable. Our festival coverage is due to expand next year. Finally came the ball. We aimed to raise enough money to buy our first hospital grade breast pump, an investment of over £1000, to hire out to mums in need……and I think we have it covered. Hopefully our first mum in need is to be helped very soon.
As the brilliant pictures taken by Karen show – a good night really was had by all!"
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I decided to push myself in June, and submit 9 images to The Guild of Photographers Image of the Month Competition. Six of these were portrait images. The other three, something more unusual from me, and from a project I've been working on, images of flowers. I was thrilled to receive the news that all nine images had been awarded bars, and I'm delighted to share them with you below.