Beginning of March I was part of something very special – Stand Up Comedy @Fruit to raise funds for Joy Attwood’s Justgiving page so she can fulfil her bucket list dream of seeing the Northern Lights.
Joy was diagnosed with terminal cancer and was told that she is dying. The dream of seeing the Northern Lights and have the last holiday with her family was what she wanted the most, so Jed Salisbury, the director of Hull Comedy Festival decided to put on a gig – to celebrate Joy and raise money to fulfill her dream.
Jed is really good comedy-friend of mine and to contribute as well I wanted to capture the event.
Joy really liked Live Naked Idiots, so they were headlining, also The worlds only bomb disposal comedian Steve Rimmer, The finest comedian of Bransholme estate David Smith and Jed’s good friend Andy Woolston on the line up. And off course hosted by Jed.
Seriously heart warming, beautiful and precious.
My highlight was the support overall from the public, comedians and the honours to capture some family photos after the gig.
Sadly Joy passed away last week. She died peacefully surrounded by her family. Tributes have been paid and I think that publishing these photographs reminds about the good times Joy had.
During the night I witnessed strong family bond, a lot of love and joy.
Thank you Joy for reminding of how precious life is, how precious our family is. My condolences to family and friends for this sad loss.