Green fingers for Forget Me Not!
A blog you may not like at first but may soon grow on you :)
Recently I was asked to shoot the overhauling of the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice's gardens, courtesy of Wyevale Garden Centre. Wyevale kindly provided the materials and some manpower to help makeover the outdoor area which the children enjoy at the Hospice, and they asked me to document the day.
Forget Me Not Children's Hospice is an institution that provides care and support for children with life-shortening illnesses and their families. I have worked with the charity on many occasions before and have seen first-hand the amazing work they do. This is the latest in a series of big changes the charity has done to make the children in their care's lives as enjoyable as possible.
As well as the Wyevale staff, the rest of the gardening work was done by volunteers, Hospice staff and (when I wasn't snapping away) yours truly! Two staff from Banney Royd Landscaping who built all the structures whilst I was asked to record the transformations.
It was amazing to see all hands on deck for this great cause, as I was told by the staff how much the children appreciate spending time out in the garden when they can, and so having the best possible garden area for them to enjoy was really important to the Hospice.
The day was a very interesting one to shoot and I find it really exciting to capture things being created as it allows the photographs to really tell a story. It also provides a contrast to some of the more stationary shots I am often involved in and I love diversity in my work.
The Wyevale Garden Centre have several stores, with two located in Huddersfield at Birchencliffe and Shelley. It was superb to be able to see their generous helping of the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice, and document it through some exciting photos. I had a great day and I look forward to working with them again in the future as well as continuing my ongoing relationship with the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice - maybe with less gardening duties involved next time around... but who knows!