Top photographer launches month-long charity exhibition
Celebrated landscape photographer Charlie Waite met more than 120 guests at an exclusive launch event for a charity exhibition being held at the Lynn Tait Gallery in Leigh on Sea last Friday (11 January).
The month-long Light, Camera for Action exhibition, in aid of Action Medical Research, runs until 10 February and features iconic images created by Charlie and top international photographers Philip Plisson and Art Wolfe, who specialise in marine and wildlife images respectively.
Profits from the one-off exhibition will be donated to the charity to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children, and the opening event alone raised more than £3,350. The launch night was also attended by Southend West MP David Amess, while champagne and canapés were provided by the charity’s Southend on Sea fundraising committee.
Lucy Hynes, Community Fundraising Manager for Action Medical Research, said: “We had a fantastic launch event and are so grateful to Lynn Tait and Charlie Waite for their generous support. Please do come and visit the exhibition if you can. There are some stunning images to see and buy, and money raised will help fund vital work for sick babies and children.”
Gallery owner Lynn Tait said: “Having seen first-hand the wonderful work that 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 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.”
Action Medical Research has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952. The charity is currently supporting work around Down syndrome, epilepsy, sickle cell disease, and diabetes, as well as some rare and distressing 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, Lynn Tait and David Amess MP (landscape image)
The Southend on Sea fundraising committee for Action Medical Research (landscape image)
Charlie Waite and Lynn Taitt (portrait image)
Lucy Hynes (Action Medical Research), Charlie Wait and Lynn Tait (landscape image)
Committee member Brenda Goodhind
For more information about Light, Camera for Action contact:
Lucy Hynes, Community Fundraising Manager, Action Medical Research
T 01394 610378
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Action Medical Research is the leading UK-wide medical research charity dedicated to helping babies and children. We’ve been funding medical breakthroughs since we began in 1952 and have funded 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
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