Entries invited for Charity Photo Exhibition
Local amateur photographers are invited to submit photos of Hertfordshire’s places to be considered for inclusion in the Herts in Focus 2021 charity photo exhibition.
Following on from the success of Herts in Focus 2020 which featured Hertfordshire wildlife, the 2021 exhibition’s subject matter will be Hertfordshire places and will once again be raising money for local charity, Hertfordshire Community Foundation.
Henrietta Buxton, Ambassador for Hertfordshire Community Foundation said, “We are looking for images from across the county in all seasons and lights. We were delighted with the response to last year’s exhibition and we are grateful to everyone who supported it by buying a print. We raised £7,700 to help vulnerable people in Hertfordshire.
“This year we have decided to celebrate the beauty of Hertfordshire’s diverse and striking landscapes, iconic buildings and rich heritage. We are appealing for local amateur photographers who may like to help to improve the life of someone struggling in Hertfordshire to become involved in this exhibition. We know that local people are suffering as prolonged economic impact of the pandemic unfolds which is why this exhibition is raising money to help them.”
A panel will select 30 photographs to be posted one a day on social media during the month of October 2021. The photos will also be for sale on the Herts in Focus website (www.hertsinfocus.com). Pictures will be printed A4 and mounted and framed in a 30cm x 40cm frame and sold for £50 with all profit going to Hertfordshire Community Foundation a local independent charity that collects donations to provide grants and support to small charities, voluntary groups and families in crisis in Hertfordshire. Over the past three decades HCF has funded thousands of local initiatives addressing complex social issues including domestic abuse, learning disabilities, bereavement, homelessness, mental health and many more.
Photographic contributions can be emailed to email@example.com with a title and location before Friday 20th August 2021.
For further information about the exhibition please contact Henrietta Buxton by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hertsinfocus.com
For further information about Hertfordshire Community Foundation visit www.hertscf.org.uk
High Sheriff of Hertfordshire to hold free event to showcase opportunities for local young people
Thursday 12 August 2021 is International Youth Day and to mark it the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire is hosting a free event at St Albans Cathedral. Taking place between 10.30am and 3pm, the event will include a wide variety of organisations from around the county displaying information about opportunities available for young people.
During his year in office The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Lionel Wallace DL is focusing on helping the youth of Hertfordshire to thrive. He has undertaken activities and given his support to projects which are encouraging opportunities for young people to advance, be confident, committed and community minded.
The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire said, “I would like to invite the young people of Hertfordshire to pop in and learn about some of the wonderful opportunities that are available to them in our county. It’s a day to celebrate and support them as they receive notice of exam results. I hope that those attending this fun and relaxed event will be inspired and uplifted by the opportunities and support available to them to build their skills, confidence and futures.”
“I also want to recognise and celebrate the charitable and voluntary organisations who are helping to increase opportunities for young people to excel and I will be doing this through my High Sheriff Award 2021 programme. Nominations for the awards will open at the event and also be available online https://www.hertscf.org.uk/high-sheriff-awards.
Food stalls will be available at the event, but visitors are also welcome to bring a picnic.”
For a full list of stalls and the event programme visit https://www.highsheriffofhertfordshire.org.uk/international-youth-day-celebration-2021
For more information about the event email: email@example.com
For more information about the High Sheriff Awards email firstname.lastname@example.org