So this is definitely a week for HCC photographers being out and about!
As you may recall HCC has been supporting the Garden House Hospice in Letchworth by shooting a number of their fund raising events. This weekend just gone (29th July) the Garden House Hospice held their follow-up the Muddy Mayhem, the Colour Run in the grounds of the Thomas Alleyne Academy in the Old Town.
As normal our secretary Terry Linton did a sterling job of liaising with the team from the Garden House Hospice to ensure that come Saturday morning a group of 4 HCC photographers (Terry, Steve Granger (Programme secretary), Tony James and our Chairman, Andy Hyde) arrived at the right place at the right time to cover the event. Tony had already scoped out the venue, so was able to able to give us a quick tour and a run down on where all the obstacles were including the paint stations, inflatables, the foam-zone and possibly most important of all where the Fire Service and staff from Tesco Baldock were lying in wait to soak the runners.
Since we’d arrived in good time we had the opportunity to walk the course and talk to a number of the runners. One of the things the staff from the Hospice had asked us to capture were groups of runners who were taking part in memory of particular loved ones, so we quickly headed off in different directions to introduce ourselves and start shooting.
The run itself was brilliantly organised, and since the runners were split into 5 groups of 100 there were plenty of opportunities to watch them getting covered in paint and soaking wet.
Has usual we’ll be sharing the photos we took with the Astrid and Cathy from the Garden House Hospice so they can use the images in their promotional materials, however we know that some of our photos will reach a much wider audience since they are already part of a news report from the Comet online (http://www.thecomet.net/news/stevenage-colourclashsplash-rainbow-warriors-come-out-in-force-to-support-garden-house-hospice-care-1-5130284 ) and we’re expecting the pictures to be re-printed in this week’s paper.
If you’d like to learn more about the Hospice and their work you can visit their website ghhospicecare.org.uk.
Here you’ll find some of our favourite pictures from the day;