Charity Event Photography
Stars and Cars for Derian House
Derian House, an amazing Charity that provide respite and end-of-life care to more than 400 children and young people across the North West. They do this 24 hours a day, seven days a week and they never close to those who need us.
Stars & Cars Event are a not-for-profit organisation, supporting Derian House Children's Hospice. Their events to date have raised over £50,000 to help with the care and support the hospice provides to families and children with life threatening illnesses.
"Kevin & Colin had the dream of bringing stars and cars of both the large and small screens to sleepy Chorley in Lancashire. With the help of a few friends they made this a reality and in the process raised hundreds of pounds for charitable causes. The original Stars & Cars events where held in 2014 & 2015 at the amazing Films & Figures collectable shop in Chorley - bringing the town sights and experiences it had never seen before! After the 2015 event the team decided to expand, both in size and venue. Mick joined the team and between us we had a new vision - of taking the event to a larger audience! We chose a new venue in Parklands High School, and pledged our future support to Derian House Children's Hospice in Chorley. Derian House provide care and respite for children and young people across the whole of Lancashire and surrounding borders. Our 2016 & 2017 events raised over £20,000 for them and saw over 3000 visitors! After our 2017 event we wanted to hit 88mph and travel into the future with a new venue and vision! We took a much needed break to rethink our plans for our next venture. During late 2017 and early 2018 the plan was born and the huge USN Bolton Arena was our chosen venue for Stars & Cars 2019! Utilising it's huge indoor space and with the help of our friends we can expand our event, audience and donation to Derian House Children's Hospice. Strap yourself in and enjoy the ride with us!"
MacMillan Coffee Morning
"Macmillan’s Coffee Morning is our biggest fundraising event to support people living with cancer. People all over the UK host their own Coffee Morning and donations raised on the day are made to Macmillan. The official date is Friday 30 September but it can be held at any time. From a group in the garden, sharing a coffee over a screen or a takeaway cake and cuppa, you can hold yours however you like. In 2021, we raised over £11 million and hope to top that this year."
Why is photography important for charities?
A great photograph can help tell your charity’s story. We now live in a visual world, more so than ever and it’s estimated more than 300 million photos are uploaded to social media every day. Photographs are a really powerful way to connect with your audience, a well-placed image will grab someone’s attention and provoke an instant reaction. This connection is vital for engaging your reader with what you’re wanting to say, by evoking an appropriate emotion to reinforce your message.
So, if a picture says a thousand words, make sure the ones you use are saying the right things about your organisation.
Your brand is so much more than just your logo – it’s the way your organisation is perceived, so it’s influenced by every aspect of what you do. This includes the tone of voice in your communications, and the style of illustrations, graphics, and photography you use. The images in your reports, brochures and social media should all reinforce your brand identity, so it’s really important to make sure they follow the style you’ve established. In an ideal world, your organisation would have its own library of high-resolution photos showing the real-life work your do, but we understand that this is often difficult. Depending on the work your charity does, it can be inappropriate to share photos of your clients, or else it’s simply not possible to arrange a professional photoshoot due to the time, cost and logistics involved. This is when stock library images are invaluable.
We’re here to support your charity with your next creative project, especially if you’re looking for help with producing photographs to showcase the amazing work you do. Whether you’re looking to create a leaflet, poster, impact report, website or social media graphics, we’ll take the time to understand your charity’s brand working together towards something you will be proud to publish. To discuss your requirements email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the contact form below.