Ginny Marsh

Ginny's fundraiser for Been There - mental health relating to body image

Fundraising for Been There - mental health relating to body image
£415
raised of £250 target
by 18 supporters
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Been There - mental health relating to body image

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RCN 1191044
We Connect people with Mentors via an app to Reduce feelings of shame and loneliness

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page!

Are you passionate about helping people? Perhaps you know someone or have suffered from body image/confidence issues yourself at some point in your life... Then why not join me in making a difference for people who are struggling with loving their own bodies, and help transform their lives for the better?

I'm raising money in aid of "Been There" and every donation will help. ALL profits from this fundraising page will be going straight to the charity. My goal is to raise at least £250 to donate to the charity by 6th December 2023.

Plus, donations of £15 or more will be entered into a giveaway to win a coaching and photoshoot package worth £1080 as a thankyou for your support!

The charity...

I recently became a volunteer mentor for the charity, Been There. Been There connects over 18's struggling with body image issues with a vetted and trained Mentor, via an app. This gives the Mentees the opportunity to speak to someone relatable who has 'Been There' themselves. Our Mentors are here to support, empower and, most importantly, listen. The charity relies on donations to provide vital training for other mentors to support people in need.

I've been a boudoir photographer for over 10 years, and a Body Confidence and Wellbeing Coach since lockdown. Being a mentor for Been There has been so rewarding, and I've supported my first mentee from feeling suicidal to actually having hope for the future.

We've all had those days when we've looked at ourselves in the mirror or seen a photo of ourselves and hated our hair, our skin, our arms, our waistline etc... or eaten unhealthy food to find comfort, or restricted our diet and over exercised to gain control and feel good about our body... Imagine feeling like that every day and not being able to be your best self because of crippling anxiety about yourself.

The giveaway...

I'm giving away one package including 4 free 1-hour coaching sessions, plus, a photoshoot in Harrogate, North Yorkshire (or upgrade to a location of your choice), worth £1080* (Scroll down for full details below)

I've seen the power that my coaching and photoshoot packages can have in transforming how my clients see themselves for the better. Many have called it life-changing, and I'm on a mission to help more people feel good about themselves, whether it's giving my time for free as a mentor, or helping my clients on a more transformational journey with my coaching and photoshoots.

Donations of £15 or more will be entered into the giveaway.

Just make sure you tick the box "I’m happy to share my contact details with Ginny Marsh". If you don't opt to share your details with me then you won't be included in the giveaway.

My Mission...

I'm Ginny Marsh, a portrait photographer and body confidence & wellbeing coach based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, who's passionate about helping people to feel good in their bodies and feel good about themselves. This is because I've struggled with self-confidence, self-esteem, and body image issues for the majority of my life.

There have been times I felt like I couldn't talk to anyone about the issues I was having/experiencing, and I felt deep shame and embarrassment at even the thought of opening up about it. If I'd known there was someone who'd been where I was and understood, who I could talk to for free, it may have helped me to feel more self-assured and confident earlier in life. I also used to be the most self-critical person at having my photo taken and seeing myself in photos, but I gave myself the challenge of putting myself in my clients' shoes, and I know it gets easier. It took me on a really empowering journey of self-discovery.

After 10 years of being in business as a portrait photographer, I trained as a Body Confidence and Wellbeing Coach through the IBCC during lockdown, which was life-changing for me, as well as my clients.

I now help people who lack self-esteem and body confidence to love who they are, so that they can confidently show up in their life and business, improve their relationships, and feel empowered to take on the world!

I provide a unique service that includes coaching on body confidence & wellbeing, and/or personal branding and marketing, as well as Empowering Photoshoots, to really transform my clients' lives and businesses and how they see themselves for the better.

Being a mentor for the charity, Been There, has given me an extra sense of purpose and just knowing I'm helping support people who are experiencing similar issues to ones I've had in the past, and may not be able to afford life changing coaching and a photoshoot, has been really rewarding.

Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause, which means so much to me.

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FULL DETAILS OF THE COACHING & PHOTOSHOOT GIVEAWAY:

The fundraiser closes on Wednesday 6th December 2023. All proceeds go to the charity, Been There (RCN 1191044).

Of the people who have donated over £15 and opted to share their contact details with me, one random person will be selected and contacted via email after 7th December 2023 and provided with a link to book a consultation to organise and implement the coaching and photoshoot package.

To be included in the giveaway, you must donate £15 or more and opt to share your contact details with me!

- 4 x 1-hour coaching sessions worth £600 - takes place via zoom over 4 weeks in January

- The empowering photoshoot experience worth £295 takes place after the coaching has finished, once you have your new-found confidence, in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, at one of our preferred locations (or you have the option of upgrading to a location of your choice, which can be discussed at the consultation).

- Also included is a complimentary 12x8" mounted print of your choice (to fit an 11x14" frame), worth £185 to help you feel empowered and remind you of this time in your life.

Here's what the photoshoot includes:

– Bespoke one-hour planning consultation and a tailor-made shoot to suit your body shape, outfits and images you like (via zoom).

– Professional Hair & Makeover by one of our lovely, talented Hair & Makeup artists

– Refreshments during the shoot

– Private photoshoot either at the Harrogate studio or on location (location fees not included) lasting the whole day. This includes 3-4 hours for the hair & makeup and photoshoot, plus, plenty of time to go out for lunch, and a same-day reveal of your images a couple of hours after your shoot to choose your favourites, and purchase images and products.

– Complimentary 12x8" mounted print of your choice (to fit an 11x14" frame), worth £185 to help you feel empowered and remind you of this time in your life.

Please note that most images and products are not included as this is a personal choice, and not compulsory to buy to benefit from this experience. Most of our clients choose to keep between 10-20 images, usually in the form of an album or prints, as a reminder of their journey and transformation.

Prints and digital images start from £125 and our gorgeous Fine Art albums start at £950. Some of our clients spend £500, some spend £3000; most spend somewhere in between. What you spend depends on how many images you want to keep and what you’d like to do with them - this is completely up to you! You only buy what you love. I will explain all the options at your consultation.

For more information, please contact me at ginny@ginnymarsh.co.uk

www.gorgeousyouphotography.co.uk

P.s. Just make sure you tick the box "I’m happy to share my contact details with Ginny Marsh".

Thankyou so much

About the charity

Been There - mental health relating to body image

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1191044
An app connecting people over 18 with a vetted and trained Mentor to help with body image issues and related mental health concerns; giving adults the opportunity to speak to someone relatable who has 'Been There' themselves. Our Mentors are here to support, empower and, most importantly, listen. 

Donation summary

Total raised
£414.88
Online donations
£414.88
Offline donations
£0.00

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