Wildlife Calendars for the RSPB & Nature Kenya
In June 2005 I went to Kenya for the first time to photograph the fantastic birds and wildlife it is renowned for.
It certainly lived up to expectations and I shot thousands of images. On seeing the reaction of my work colleagues when they saw some of the images, I realised that
they may represent a charity fund-raising opportunity.
I approached APS, the supply partner that provides
printed stationery to the co-op, where I worked at that time, with the idea that we could use some images to make a calendar that could be sold to raise money for charity.
APS were very keen to be involved and agreed to manufacture some high quality calendars at no cost, and as I did not charge anything
for the use of the images, this enable me to sell the calendars and donate 100% of the sales revenue to charity. At this stage I had no idea how popular the calendars would be, and they quickly sold out, raising £6,000, which was split equally between The RSPB
and Nature Kenya, and the seed was sown
Please click on the front cover to the left for more details of the 2006 Calendar.
Please click Here for a Kenya 2005 Photography Safari trip report.
In September 2006 I went back to Kenya but this time a bit later in order to witness the Wildebeest migration
across the Masai mara. This time I was looking to get some more good images in the hope of making a 2007 calendar. Again I managed to get some nice images
and APS made them into a calendar free of charge and these were sold to colleagues and friends with the proceeds of over £7000 again being presented to
the RSPB in the UK and Nature Kenya in Kenya.
Please click on the front cover to the left for more details of the 2007 Calendar.
In August & September 2007 I visited Kenya for a third time and again images from this trip were chosen
to make a 2008 Wildlife Calendar. This calendar also featured images I had taken earlier in the year in South Africa. Again,
as Allied Publicity Services (APS) printed the calendars free of charge, all proceeds from the sales were donated to the RSPB and
Please click on the front cover to the left for more details of the 2008 Calendar.
Sales from this calendar amounted to £4000 so this brought the total amount raised for the RSPB and Nature Kenya in three years to £17,000
Many thanks to everyone who contributed by buying a calendar