What can a photographer do to raise money and mark his 60th birthday in a pandemic year?
Why not walk the 200 miles of Wainwright’s famous ‘Coast to Coast’ walk? Climb the mountains of the Lake District ,walk through Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors .The buzz of starting in St Bees and finishing on my 60th birthday in Robin Hood bay seemed a great way to fundraise.
My journey will take over 16 days walking (betwen12-20 miles every day), in all weathers and I hope to make it to the other ‘side’. Crossing the country and crossing into the world of being an official “senior”.
“Hospice care is as much about living as it is about dying.”
It was in autumn that the nurses from Trinity Hospice helped my father pass to the other side with dignity . As the autumn leaves colour up, it seems fitting to raise some badly needed resources for this great London facility where everyone is so friendly and positive. Please donate here as they really need your support during this pandemic year in particular.
Follow me on Instagram (@nicholas_gentilli_artist_) as I host an artist’s response to a coast to coast journey. The photographic images will be available for sale on my website www.nicholasgentilli.com via my shop for £100 each . I plan to donate all these proceeds to Royal Trinity Hospice . So please join in my journey, and acquire your own original signed and editioned photograph along the way .
I start my journey on the Thursday 24th September leaving London for St Bees … follow me along the way and together we can support Royal Trinity Hospice .
“All our services are free of charge to patients and their families.”
Let’s give them a helping hand…
“We believe that every moment matters, so we go above and beyond to help our patients and their families make the most of every moment they have left.Hospice care is as much about living as it is about dying. We want to give our patients the time and support they need to make informed decisions about how they die. We’ll continue to be there after death, for those close to them, providing specialist emotional and practical support, no matter their age. Last year we cared for 2,500 people at the hospice and out in the community.”