Print Auction In Aid Of Great Ormond Street Hospital
On the 11th of October a group of press photographers got together to help out their friends and colleagues when it was found their two year old daughter Yasmin had been diagnosed with Leukaemia.
Karen and Andrew Parsons have set up a blog, Our Life With Leukaemia, sharing the pain of finding out their daughter is ill and charting the voyage the family has been put on. They also started a Just Giving page to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) where little Yasmin is being treated.
Photographers Eddie Mulholland and Kelvin Bruce had the idea of organising a print auction to help raise funds for GOSH. Photographers donated prints and images to be auctioned, the majority being printed by Alex McNaughton on Epson equipment.
There were many notable images donated for this auction, with the highlight being a signed and stamped print of a dust storm in Lesotho by Ian Berry from Magnum Photos.
A raffle was also organised and huge thanks go to all who generously donated prizes for this. Cameras were donated by Fuji, Leica, Nikon and Olympus and Calumet donated accessories and sensor clean prizes. The raffle alone raised £1350.00 for GOSH.
I’m very proud to say that the grand total, including the raffle, raised on the night for GOSH by press photographers bidding on each others work came to £10,785.00.
We all wish you well Yasmin 🙂