by Beata Cosgrove, event and portraiture photographer in Bath, Bristol, London
One of the unexpected benefits of becoming a professional photographer in 2014 has for me been the opportunity this presents to help a wide range of good causes to gain exposure and raise much-needed funds. I'm pleased to have been an active supporter of several charities in the Bath area over the last few years, including Julian House (above) Dorothy House, Help for Heroes and the Cleveland Pools Trust.
Many of these events have been enormous fun to attend. The Bath Half-Marathon (above) is a case in point, where participants raise thousands of pounds for charities. The same is true of Dorothy House's annual Santa and Elf Run, which takes place in Winsley, just outside Bradford-on-Avon (below) - the next one's on Sunday December 2 2018 by the way, and is guaranteed to be a laughter-filled day!
Needless to say, I am happy to offer my services free of charge for these and other charities. One of the worthiest causes locally in terms of promoting and safeguarding Bath's architectural heritage is the Cleveland Pools Trust, and I've covered several of the events they have hosted to help raise valuable funds in order to reopen Bath's fabulous Georgian Lido. I also donated a framed print of one of my photographs, which the Trust offered as a raffle prize.
If you are involved in a charity in Bath or the surrounding area, do please contact me for any enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org