Opening day Thursday 22 March 2012 viewing 11-5 pm
LAUNCH EVENT Thurs 22 March 7.30-9.30 pm. Come down to help raise funds for the Philippines Charities we support and how to get involved.
Exhibition and Cafe also open on Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th March 12-3 pm
Venue: The ‘Create’ Room. Claremont House Bark St. Bolton bL1 2AX. (Round the back of Claremont Church) The event will be in conjunction with the Launch of ‘Create Art Workshops and Cafe’ taking place daily at Claremont House.
The event will be raising money for the Philippines Charities. Every single penny goes direct to help those in need. Please bring donations for drinks, cakes, raffle tickets etc. thank you!
EVER THOUGHT OF SPONSORING A CHILD FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY?
CTImages photography sponsors two charities in the Philippines which are The Durian Project based in Manila and Sefton Village based 8 hours north in Santiago.
The exhibition is a celebration of the work that goes on at these two incredible projects. The charities specialise in helping families living in the Philippines who fall below the criteria of most sponsorship programmes.
Both of us had the opportunity to go out to the Philippines last year. Suzanne spent her time teaching and researching the charities and I took my camera.
Not many people get the chance to visit their sponsor children and capture people’s personal lives so we felt the responsibility to record the reality of their distressing living conditions to make others aware. However in the midst of this was an incredible happiness and contentment that challenged us both.
The projects allowed us the opportunity to see inside a world that is usually closed to tourists and what followed was a whirlwind journey from the grave yards and slums of Metro Manila to the hospitals and prisons in the surrounding countryside.
The purpose of the exhibition is to raise funds for the work in the Philippines but also to show how a community can work together through hardship and still be content.