Libby’s Hair [shave off] Day for Little Princess Trust

Libby’s Hair [shave off] Day for Little Princess Trust

On Saturday it was my honour to be part of something truly incredible.
First of all, the Libby’s actions prove that the young generation is giving the bright perspective for the future to the old potatoes like us.

On the MyDonate profile  Libby introduces herself and she is just a normal teen and this is the great thing about Libby shaving her hair off.

According to her parents,the idea of donating her hair for Little Princess Trust, has come from Libby and there was no parent influences.

She inspired a lot of people, making a decision that will make a huge difference to the kids who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment. She did not think about herself, she thought about others and that is very heart warming.

The event happened at St. Stephens Kids Take Over event, where other kids showed their talents.

Libby’s family came to support her and had the little pink buckets ready to be filled with money that will also go towards the Little Princess Trust.



Libby was incredibly calm and excited during the time she had to wait for the big moment.

She also had her friends with her to support and they bought her a present – a hat. The weather is turning cold so a hat is essential.


We were all excited for her to get on the stage and when she finally did, she got the cheers and applause she deserved.



On stage she was joined by her friends and Miss GB Hull 2016/2017 Saffron Heart who was co-hosting the Hair Shave and also doing the actual cutting, as she happens to own her hair salon (!).

And there she was – still excited, smiling and brave…


When the Miss GB Hull 2016/2017 Saffron Heart finished the first stage, Greasy Fingers Rock’n’Roll Barbershop was there to finish the job. Let me just note, that the Greasy Fingers Rock’n’Roll Barbershop  is the only barber shop has this fantastic characteristics. It would be the only place where I would consider to have my hair done as Elvis Presley.


Whilst Greasy Fingers Rock’n’Roll Barbershop did the shaving, Libby said it is quite relaxing and that, again, reminds us how excited and dedicated to make a difference she is.

She is beautiful and inspiring.



The whole event was very much inspiring and emotional. I had to turn my camera away from Libby just for a moment to appreciate the support from the family and two other cameras pointed at her – she is a local celebrity.



And here she is – brave and incredibly strong, young lady done something amazing.


I got a bit emotional at one point, I appreciated that I have such good friend [Diane Marie Simpkin] who has raised a young lady capable of such amazing cause.

I gathered around the family, stole the stage arrangement for a quick snap and said goodbye.



I left the event with a very good feeling in my belly – there are so many incredible people in the world and some of them are around me, I don’t have to look far for the great and amazing!!

Thank you to the every single person donating and supporting.

Dove House Colour Run 2016

Over the weekend I was involved in something pretty amazing and certainly different from everyday activities.

Dove House Hospice Colour Run took its place at Hymers College on Saturday. The event for the third year brought together fantastic people in urge to help and support Dove House Hospice.

The reason why I found myself covered in rainbow paint was my long-thought idea of running and photographing at the same time. I geared up with GoPro Hero, rather than carry the bulky Mark III, so I filmed as well as photographed. For the Colour Run I couldn’t really decide which way to go – run or photograph from the viewers point of view…and I think my decision to do both has got some success.

As just recently I have started volunteering for Dove House Hospice and start my End Of Life Celebrations project with them, I had the opportunity to bring the ideas forward to Fundraising team and they showed 100% support.

They loved the idea to have the Colour Run reflected from artists point of view within the actual run.

The GoPro Hero was an adorable little camera that took some shots from right of the middle of the action. I also filmed a lot whilst running, stopping for a close up action near the paint stations.

I have never used GoPro before and I wish I was. I have looked through the footage and the actual parts where I run are just…funny to say…a bit of a fail. Camera is jumping up and down with me and just doesn’t look right. But everything is a learning curve and I will master Adobe Pro and get a lovely short video from the footage I have.

Overall – really exciting event, brings different people together for one cause. The paint, sweat, water, smiles and fresh air literally made my day.

Thank you to Dove House Hospice and Phoebe for trusting me this awesome job, following my crazy ideas and lending me a GoPro.



P.S. Video to come soon….