Family 2022 Calendars
Published November 6, 2021

When one of the fairies was approached by Sally Parkinson Photography about the idea of working with her to create a 2022 Fundraising Calendar we couldn’t have been more excited!!

We advertised on our social media accounts for 12 families who had been helped by the Neonatal Unit that would like to take part in this project. Each family paid £10 to take part which included a print of their photo from the calendar.

Some photoshoots were done at Sally’s studio in Braintree and others at a beautiful outdoor location in Kelvedon in all weathers which gave such a variety of photos!

The last of the 12 Photoshoots took place on a beautiful sunny day in August on the beach in Holland on Sea. BBC Look East came along to film the Photoshoot and interview Sally and a couple of the fairies! We featured on all three BBC Look East news reports a couple of days later which was very exciting!

After the Photoshoots were all finished, each family viewed their photos and chose the image they would like featured in the calendar. Sally then worked so hard creating the most beautiful calendar which we felt just showed so much love and hope from the families.

Sally arranged for a launch party to showcase the completed calendars which took place in November at The Headgate Theatre in Colchester. Lots of the families came along so it was lovely to meet them all and we watched a slide show of lots of photos from the photoshoots and sold calendars.

We took lots of pre-orders of the Calendars before the launch party and have been able to sell an amazing 125 calendars!! The sale of the calendars along with the £10 each family paid to take part meant we raised an incredible £1,370!!

We all loved being a part of this project and it was amazing to have such huge support from Sally who did everything for no cost and put so much time and thought into everything! We really hope we can do something similar again next year!

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