I’ve always been keen to do my bit for charity and had wanted to get involved with a local charity for some time. So last year, so when Jason
from Forget Me Not got in touch to ask if I would take some photos, I was more than happy to help.
The first shoot I ever did for Forget Me Not was some portraits of a little boy (who sadly is no longer with us) and his family . I must admit it was probably the hardest photo shoot I have had to do from an emotional point of view, I knew how important the images were for the family involved. A photograph can lasts more than a life-time so it was essential that I got everything perfect.
Recently Forget Me Not asked me to come along to document one of their events held at the hospice. It was the first time I had been there and it was amazing to see how much the kids love the facilities and staff. It was great to see the kids’ faces light up when they saw one of the staff members, to me this brought home how much Forget Me Not means to them.
On this occasion there was a performance by the Lowerhouses School Signing Choir which the kids absolutely loved, it was great to see them
moving to the music and enjoying the songs. The show, Aladdin was performed by Starlight was certainly a highlight – again, judging by the kids’ reactions, they were really enjoying the performance. All the actors did a fantastic job and they were more than happy to pose for pictures and take time to chat to the children.
It wasn’t really until I got home and I was editing the photos that I realised the importance of the pictures I had shot. I captured that special day in images, and created something for the families and staff to cherish forever. It was then that I appreciated that such a small thing for me (my time) could have such a positive impact for the families and the hospice.
I am so pleased to be able to help out and will be happy to give my continuous support to such an amazing place.
Thank you for reading.