In the past, I ran a small business producing greetings cards of Cornwall. On finishing this I wondered what I might do with my remaining stock. I wanted the stock to benefit something worthwhile and having been a handicapped child, when I learned of the work of CHSW I decided to use this stock to make cards to donate to the hospice.
I cannot find sufficient words to express my admiration for the work the hospice is doing to care for the children and to support their families.
In May of last year I booked a holiday to Svalbard, a Norwegian group of islands 600 miles from the North Pole. I will travel to Bergen in Norway and then across to Oslo before taking a flight to Svalbard. My hobby is photography, I love to photograph wildlife and landscapes/seascapes and Norway is a place I became hooked on when I first went there, visiting the Briksdal Glacier, in my early twenties.
While watching the local news after booking my holiday there was a report of a sponsored cycle ride involving Marcus Trescothick which was in aid of Children’s Hospice South West. Due to a few wonky joints I am restricted in what physical activities I can do, but the report set me thinking whether there might be some sort of sponsorship I could manage.
My trip to Svalbard was planned as a holiday, which I am looking forward to, but it has become much more than a holiday and I am excited by the challenge I have set myself to photograph as many of the forty two species of birds, mammals, seals and whales as possible.
I am seeking sponsorship for each different species I can photograph. I am quite sure that I will not be able to photograph every one but through various excursions offered by the local tourist trip operators I am hoping that I may at least get a little more than half.
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