Newbury employee, Michael Harden, organised a charity photoshoot in Hungerford last weekend to raise funds for Prior’s Court School, the Society’s Hungerford branch charity partner and raised over £700.
Michael, who runs his own photography business outside of his day job at the Society, offered 5–10-minute photoshoots for people, animals and families last weekend at the Hungerford Printing Company in Hungerford. There was no charge to those who took up the offer, a token donation for each session for the charity was suggested which helped raise the impressive total.
It was a busy two days, Michael had both 2-legged and 4-legged sitters! Included in the image above are some of the great shots he took on the day.
Prior’s Court is a charity which provides education and residential care for young people with complex autism, aged 5-25. All young people at Prior's Court are on the autism spectrum, have moderate to severe learning difficulties and complex needs.
"I know a few families who have children on the spectrum of varying severities. They can often need full time care and have severe learning disabilities. The work Prior’s court do is amazing and they give young people the opportunity to live with autism and become more independent. Autism can make every-day tasks stressful including the most basic of social interactions."
A huge thanks to those who came along, supported me in this event and helped raise an amazing £350.76, which is absolutely brilliant. Newbury Building Society have also generously agreed to fund-match this, making the grand total of £701.52! I am blown-away by the support and would like to thank the Society and again those who came along and patiently posed for me.”
You can see more of Michael's photography work on his website: Michael Harden Photography.