When Jenny Potter’s 4 year old son Harry (pictured at front) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2010, Jenny began raising money to help JDRF find the cure. Now she is taking her fundraising to the next level, setting herself a target to raise £1000 a year.
Jenny plans to use her photography skills to raise this amount. She is going to photograph children and adults with type 1, and donate sales of the images to JDRF. She is also looking into a photography exhibition and producing a book of photos of type 1 children.
Her first photo shoot took place on 27 May 2012 in Bristol (pictured). Jenny photographed children with type 1 diabetes individually, in groups and with siblings. The photos were taken for free, but are being sold online with proceeds going to JDRF via Jenny’s Just Giving page.
Jenny is currently contacting companies to see if they can donate venue space for exhibitions, helping to keep costs down. Jenny is hoping to do a photo shoot every month in different parts of the UK to get her photography project off the ground.
To view images from Jenny’s first photo shoot, visit her website at www.jennypotter.com, and click on ‘Current clients’, ‘Client viewing’ and ‘Children with type 1 diabetes.’
If you would like to get involved with the photography project, get in touch with Jenny through her website. To help Jenny with her fundraising, visit her JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/jennypotterphotography