Light, Camera for Action | Action Medical Research

Light, Camera for Action

7 November 2012

A long-standing supporter of children’s charity Action Medical Research who received a prestigious award for a fundraising greeting card competition earlier this year to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee is onto something new this time.

World renowned photographers - Charlie Waite, Philip Plisson and Art Wolfe will exhibit their work at the Lynn Tait Gallery in Leigh on Sea from 12 January – 11 February 2013.

All profits from the one-off charity exhibition will be donated to Lynn Tait’s chosen charity - Action Medical Research.

Lynn owns the Lynn Tait Gallery in Old Leigh and has run a greeting card business for 20 years.

Lynn Tait who has just been awarded ‘The lifetime honorary achievement award’ at The Henries says: “Having seen first hand the wonderful work that the researchers are doing for our children and grandchildren, my staff and family are committed to raising as much money as possible for Action Medical Research. I would like to take this opportunity to thank these breathtaking photographers and urge all of you to come along and purchase a piece of art and support the brilliant work of this fantastic charity.”

The illustrious landscape photographer Charlie Waite will mingle with 100 – 150 guests the evening before the opening day of the exhibition. You can meet the celebrated genius behind the lens at the exclusive private viewing. Tickets are limited and available at £10 each.

Charlie Waite says: "Very many of us will see our children fully engaging with every new experience that they meet with; from the first stumbling crawl to the hesitant first step. We bless our good fortune that our children's learning and their development moves ahead naturally. Yet we are conscious that there are many sacred young lives that need support and nurturing to help them have the same opportunities.

As a Landscape Photographer, I am honoured to help raise vital funds to ensure that Action Medical Research continues to fund groundbreaking research to help stop the suffering of sick babies and children and hope that one day they will look out and wonder at the same landscapes I have enjoyed for so many years."
The event will be raising money to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. Action Medical Research is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2012 and has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952. The charity is currently supporting work around Down syndrome, meningitis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, premature birth and some very rare conditions that severely affect children.

For more information about Light, Camera for Action visit www.action.org.uk/lightcameraforaction


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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Hi-res images can be downloaded using the links below:

Charlie Waite
http://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/image001a.jpg

A picture by Charlie Waite
www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/charlie_waite_.jpeg

For more information about Light, Camera for Action contact:

Lucy Hynes, Community Fundraiser Manager, Action Medical Research
T 01394 610378
E lhynes@action.org.uk

For further information about Action Medical Research please contact:

Prarthana Rao, Interim Senior Press and PR Officer
T 01403 327480
E prao@action.org.uk
W action.org.uk

 

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Action Medical Research - the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children - is celebrating 60 years of vital research in 2012. We’ve been funding medical breakthroughs since we began in 1952 and have spent more than £100 million on research that has helped save thousands of children’s lives and changed many more. Today, we continue to find and fund the very best medical research to help stop the suffering of babies and children caused by disease and disability. We want to make a difference in:

• tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies
• helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
• targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.

But there is still so much more to do. Make 2012 a special year and help fund more life-changing research for some of the UK’s sickest babies and children.
 

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