Final tally for photographer Glynis’ charity fundraiser

glynis and collage

Three charities have been given a massive boost by a project organised by a South Lakes photographer.

Macmillan Cancer, Bay Search and Rescue, and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital will share £4,500 raised by Glynis Bland who organised 100-to-1, an exhibition of photographs of people aged from one to 100, a charity auction and a raffle.

Star guest at the gala event last month at The Villa at Levens was Stanley Taylor from Grange over Sands, the baby whose story prompted Glynis to set up the project. She photographed him when new-born, and then before and after his treatment for a hole in his heart at Alder Hey Hospital.

“Stanley’s story touched my heart,” says Glynis. “I’d photographed him as a newborn baby, before he was diagnosed, and when I went back I wanted to do something practical to help.”

Her portfolio of portraits of people from all over the country culminated in a huge collage which was shown at the event, and the publication of a book of all the faces.

Glynis is now launching a monthly charity photo shoot with all proceeds going to a named charity, starting with Breast Cancer Care on November 1. Email glynis@glynisblandphotography.co.uk for details.

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