Photographers come together for NHS fundraiser
A professional photographer from Harleston has joined a national campaign focussing on raising money and saying thank you to the NHS.
Lisa North, of Lisa North Photography in Old Market Place, is taking part in Photography Without Frontiers, a fundraiser set up by her business mentor and renowned photographer Damian McGillicuddy in partnership with businessman Ronan Ryle.
The initiative will see more than 100 UK photographers, including Diss photographer Liz Bishop, gifting portrait sessions to those who donate to NHS Charities Together through the campaign’s fundraising page.
The sessions give the person who donates a web-sized image that they can then share online to show their own support for the NHS.
Mrs North said: “I really wanted to take part to give back to the NHS as there are so many stories of selflessness and dedication within it.
“Our NHS has gone above and beyond during this pandemic, after being under immense pressure before Covid-19 even reared its head.”
So far, the campaign has already raised more than £4,000, having only been running for a couple of weeks and the Harleston photographer, who turned professional when she opened her town centre studio in 2012, hopes they will all be able to raise thousands more.
Mrs North said: “The feedback from those who have taken part already in the sessions is that they think it is a really worthwhile thing to do.
“We are so thankful for those who have already donated, even if they do not want to take up the free photo session, every £10 helps.
“NHS Charities Together is such a worthwhile charity as it will continue to support the staff and families of the NHS throughout this crisis and beyond.
“Please join us. It can be a family, pet or child session, you can choose.”
To find more information about the Photography Without Frontiers campaign or to donate, go to www.pwfnhs.co.uk.
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