Ex-Drifters star sings his heart out to help boy walk
From time to time I get involved in some charity events as my partner works for the Kent Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance service. One of her colleagues, Veronica Wiseman was running an event to help pay for a vital operation to help Ruban be able to walk again, and I volunteered to cover the evening photographically of which was then used to help publicise his cause in the Kent Messenger. The operation costs a staggering £80,000 which will help release the tension in his leg ligaments followed by a lot of physiotherapy to help strengthen his legs allowing him to walk again.
Ruban’s parents Darren and Becki Chappel were overwhelmed by the turnout at the event held at Chatham Suburban Club. Jahson previous lead singer of The Drifters sang his heart out all night and didn’t even charge for petrol, he was surprised with some presents and a birthday cake as was his birthday the next day. The event finished with a staggering £2500 being raised, if you wish to donate please visit http://bit.ly/1TnNXrB
Check out some of the images taken on the night below:
Recently I have been contacted by a few retouchers looking for collaboration, I was finally impressed by one guy in-particular and thought it was time to give it a shot and see what others can help me to achieve. The person in question was Nick Tandy, a very talented retoucher from right here in the UK.
The image we used was one that I shot at Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier in June, with many cars on display it was hard not to take a few pics. Nick took the racing TT and put it right where it should be, speeding up the track. A good start which will hopefully lead to a great professional team in the future.