My friend Ian France has come up with a simple concept to raise money for charity. The concept is primarily aimed at Wedding Photographers but donations and involvement are welcome from other wedding industry suppliers, wedding bloggers, and also clients.
The Wedding industry is valued at well over one billion pounds in the UK alone; the actual cost of the wedding, photographer, honeymoon, and then on top guest expenses and trade events, you can see how it easily adds up.
Each wedding will have a collection of suppliers; photographers, dresses, cars, make-up, florist and venues, to name a but a few, if each of us just dropped even £1 per booking it would all add up. Imagine, £10 x 250,000 weddings, that’s £2.5 million quid without breaking a sweat!
I am fund raising for Crohn's and Colitis UK as I have personal experience of these diseases and how they can really affect those we love.
Crohn’s and Colitis UK is a national charity in the battle against Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. They are fighting to achieve a better quality of life for the 300,000 people in the UK suffering physically and emotionally from these and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Ultimately, we want to find a cure.
My partner has been affected by Ulcerative Colitis for over 10 years. Unfortunately none of the treatments available worked for her and surgery became her only option. This is why more research is essential.
She was lucky enough to be looked after by an amazing team of doctors and nurses, as well as a good support network by her side.
She is able to lead a normal healthy life now, however, she is not cured, she still has to deal with the loss of her large bowel and how that can affect her daily life.
It would be amazing to find a cure and while we are doing that, it is great to help improve awareness for people who are suffering with these diseases now.