The 2018 round up...

The lead up to the festive period was a busy one as ever, with a few key projects to note. The annual Railway Ball hosted by The Railway Children at the O2, a lecture by Checkpoint, an internet security giant, alongside completing a project for the Wordsworth Trust to mark 200 years since Dorothy made her ascent of Scafell Pike. 

The Railway Children is a charity I am proud to have worked with for many years now, I have been fortunate enough to document several of their fundraising expeditions including Mt. Kenya and Everest Base Camp, alongside being able to be part of the team by completing the UK Three Peaks by rail in September. The charity work with industry professionals to raise money to support the campaign to reduce the number of vulnerable children living in railway stations around the world. The annual Railway Ball is a vital networking opportunity for all involved to raise awareness of the campaign and share plans for the years ahead, alongside raising money for this incredible cause. This year over £525,000 was raised on the night. 

In the early part of 2018 I was approached by the Wordsworth Trust to work alongside artist Alex Jakob-Whitworth who was on a year long journey discovering the life of Dorothy Wordsworth, sister of the famous William, which would lead to a re-creation of Dorothy’s ascent of Scafell Pike, 200 years to the day. Dorothy’s description of the climb is among the earliest surviving accounts of this feat, which it would now seem William tried to pass off as his own ascent. This journey was not only educational, but inspiring. Following Alex and her discovery of what it was like to be a woman in the 18th century, particularly as one with a love for the outdoors, provided a constant flow of fascinating information. Dorothy would walk for at least 4 hours a day, which is thought to have provided her with a great sense of head space, a concept many of us can identify with. Take a look at Journey Woman here and discover more about this iconic Lake District woman.

So 2019 is here, there’s some exciting projects in the pipeline, looking forward to sharing them with you all…