About the 2010 Project

How it all started….By Tim Hoy – Moderator

In early 2009 I met a talented children’s portrait photographer called Caron Wasserman. Caron wanted to be involved in some of our training days and as soon as we met up I realised that I’d met an outstanding person who would undoubtedly become a family friend. In the fairly short space of time that followed I happily agreed to take  Caron’s wedding photographs. Her caveat to this arrangement was that they wouldn’t set a date until her post chemotherapy hair style had departed. Whilst waiting for her hair to grow, Steve Brill, her husband-to-be was diagnosed with lymphoma.

Steve and Caron married on Sunday 17th January 2010.

Steve passed away on Wednesday 20th January 2010.

So what is the 2010 Project about?

It is a first class opportunity to enter an international photographic competition. The competition is open to anyone, and winners will have their images published on line AND in a beautifully produced coffee table book that is to be sold in aid of charity. Photos need to be taken from 1st January – 31st December 2010, and entries need to be in by 14th February 2011. Every single Pound, Euro, Yen and Dollar raised on this project will be donated to MacMillan Cancer Charity.

It is a memorial to Steve Brill, but not one of those feel-sorry-for-us-and-make-sympathetic-noises memorials.  It is a celebration of a beautiful life, lived and enjoyed to the full. A celebration of someone who loved and laughed right to the end. The book title “Life is a Bed of Roses” was chosen by Caron. The words are embroidered on a pillow in her room – a gift she bought for herself during the time of her breast cancer. Life *will* be a Bed of Roses. And that’s that.

Raising money for

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity Registration No. 261017

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.

Donations 235

Good luck with the book

Donation by Sue Roberts on 26/10/11

Good Luck reaching the target. Karen Jones

Donation by Karen Jones on 06/10/11


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck reaching your target!

Donation by Jodie Acty on 05/10/11


Best of luck reaching your target for a very worthy cause!

Donation by Colin Jones on 05/10/11


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Sorry I didn't send in an image but since I see your a fair way off your total here's a bit to help.

Donation by Graham Sivills on 02/10/11


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

For the Governor David Simm's image entry last year.

Donation by Tim Hoy on 26/04/11


Great project and some fantastic images - Here's hoping you continue to aim for the target. Very best wishes to you

Donation by Siobhan Murphy on 15/02/11


+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Great project - what a fantastic set of images

Donation by Jenny Kaye on 15/02/11

What a beautiful project. I wish you all the best in reaching your goal.

Donation by Carolyn Hampton on 14/02/11


Good Luck with the project and I really hope you reach your target xxx

Donation by Michelle Whitmore on 14/02/11


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck with the fundraising and well done for putting it together x

Donation by Alison Edwards on 14/02/11


Donation by Anonymous on 14/02/11


Keep up the good work x

Donation by Tracy Willis on 14/02/11

Donation by helen sapiecha on 14/02/11


+ £0.85 Gift Aid

Best of luck to you in your campaign. Keep up the good fight.

Donation by Suzanne Mandla on 14/02/11

To all those that we have loved and lost x

Donation by alison holman on 13/02/11


+ £3.10 Gift Aid

Donation by Amanda-River Mead on 13/02/11


All the best :)

Donation by J. Glenn Bauer on 13/02/11


+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Donation by Robert Bean on 13/02/11

Donation by Laurence Jones on 13/02/11


+ £2.26 Gift Aid

Donation by Hayley Child on 13/02/11


+ £0.56 Gift Aid

Donation by Keri Picolla on 13/02/11


Cancer will personally effect 1 in 4 of us, it's as sad fact of life but there it is.

Donation by Better Late than never on 13/02/11


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Another donation for more photos to be added! Thank you

Donation by Michelle Bean on 12/02/11


+ £0.56 Gift Aid

Donation by Claudia Rowley on 12/02/11


+ £0.56 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,826.50
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,826.50
  • Gift Aid£355.62

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