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LOCKDOWN PORTRAITS: Bushey photographer raises more than £1,500 through initiative 

 Published on: 18th June 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

Mary Hennessy has used her photography expertise to help raise money for three separate Hertfordshire charities; Homestart Watford, Spread A Smile and Red Trust Bushey.

More than £1,500 has been raised through the initiative that has taken place throughout lockdown, and it has been a real hit throughout the community as it gives them a memory for these strange times.

The portraits have costed £20 and every penny goes to one of the three named charities.

Mary said: “I didn’t really expect it to be this successful, I have had fantastic support from regular clients who have then told their friends and family about me to get word around about what I am doing.

“I felt like it was a good opportunity to do something positive for the charities, it was the perfect time to give something back and I generally just want to help out where possible.

“It is something that people can do from the comfort of their own home and we make sure we are socially distancing. I think in my mind I wanted a record of the general community during these times, and all the personal stories that have come with the lockdown.”

If you are interested in getting your own lockdown portrait, contact Mary via email on hennessymary@hotmail.com, or call her on 07769655264

Picture courtesy of Mary Hennessy Photography

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