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Can you help me reach the finish line on the 10th May…?

Somewhat nervous, but hooked all the same, have set myself a challenge to cycle the Suffolk 100 on May 10th this year –

Action Medical Research are a great cause to raise funds for and I would really be encouraged not to give up, when every part of me is hurting, if I know by doing this, not only as a personal challenge, will be raising money for this charity.

Now while I love cycling, the thought of spending a minimum of 7 hours in the saddle to cover the 100 miles, is seriously daunting… there will be hills… yes Suffolk has hills (!)… and would really appreciate your help with whatever you feel you can donate.

The link to my donation page is –

Cycle challenge

Cycle challenge

Thank you all in advance :)… can I be the fastest female photographer on 2 wheels?


Gig in the Garden – Action Medical Research…

Now if there is one thing I love… apart from photographing horses… oh and people… and that’s capturing live performances on stage 🙂

This wasn’t so much a concert, as a mini festival  in the heart of Suffolk and a whole afternoon and evening of different singers and bands, entertaining the crowds who turned out to enjoy a scorching hot summer afternoon and support everything there was on offer. It included a beer tent, tea tent, various eateries, giant Jenga, bouncy castles, face painting, putting, laser tag, rodeo bull, stalls… yes plenty was on offer.

The music was opened by the lovely Jade Donno and the evening was finished off with the great tribute band Ultimate Madness. As the day progressed the sunlight got lower and the stage lights took more effect. It can be quite a challenge to photograph, but so great when you capture the mood and theatre of a performance.

Just over 500 people attended and raised in the region of £6,000 for this worthy cause – Action Medical Research – raising funds for premature and sick babies.

Children’s Charity Action Medical Research

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It’s definitely one for the diary next year, here’s hoping they do it again.

For images from the day and all the bands, they are here on the website – click here.

Chasing Storms


Underline the Sky


Underline the sky


Ultimate Madness


Ultimate Madness


Ultimate Madness


Polar Collective


Noughts and Crosses


Mt Wolf


Jade Donno


Chasing Storms




A little late in posting this, but in March, got to photograph these ladies as they danced their hearts out, raising money for charity as a result of putting on a brilliant show – their costumes were so colourful and dancing just great, they had practised hard – all credit to Alison Cooklin for organising it.These are links to the folders displaying images from all 13 of the groups who took part – and bear in mind most of the ladies are not professionals, but they look it!:

Supporting less fortunate children

I wanted to help promote my friend Pauline, who, on 8th April will be going to Nepal to support the work of a foundation that is commited to improving the life chances of children in lower caste families by giving them an education. This is not a ‘gap year’ charity – they actively seek the support of people who have skills and education to give. Pauline has spent all her working life in the care, support and education of children and her contibution to this project will be very valuable.

Please click here for further details about the project.

She does need to raise a small amount of funding prior to going and as times are hard for everyone is inviting people to The Big Brunch on Sunday 20th March, at her home in Burgate. The cost will be £7 per person and will be serving a full English breakfast, home made cakes, tea, coffee and hot chocolate, from 10.30am until 2pm.

She does need to know numbers in advance, so if you are interested please email her at

Thank you in advance to anyone who can help.