One of my local networking groups held their annual Big Event and asked me to come along and capture the evening. It is essentially their end of the year event where they host all of the local businesses from the various locations and give them the opportunity to showcase their businesses and also have some drinks and food. They also invite guest speakers along and hold an auction for one of their charities.
This year the speakers were Sir John Madejski, who has been associated with the group for a while and is an avid supporter of local businesses and a group of gentlemen who are planning to row across the Atlantic ocean for a charity called Victorias Promise. Their story was rather touching as one of their group, Ed, has decided to work for the charity after losing his wife Anna to bowel cancer. He spoke passionately about Anna and what a strong and positive woman she was, even during her fight with cancer. Her positivity helped so many people change their outlook on life with her amazing attitude. She believed that “Not every day is good but there is something good in every day”
The charity auction was excellent too, with some great prizes including a hotel break for two and a round of golf at a the Donnington Grove championship course. It ended up raising over £800 pounds. Overall the event was a great success and was a lot of fun to photograph. I look forward to capturing more of Buzz Connect’s events in the future.