Charlie Froud Foundation Ball
Last Saturday night we photographed the Charlie Froud Foundation Ball, which was held at the Aztec Hotel & Spa, Bristol. Celebrity guests included George Rainsford, who plays Ethan Hardy in the BBC series Casualty, and Amanda Henderson, who plays Robyn Miller, in Casualty. They were helping raise money for the Charlie Froud Foundation.
The Charlie Froud Foundation’ has been set up in memory of Charlie, a 14 year old boy who died in October 2008 when the light aircraft he was traveling in, crashed in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. He was on his way to stay for the half term holiday, in the holiday home of his good friend Ayman and his parents, all of whom were with Charlie on the plane and died with him.
The Foundation was set up initially to financially benefit the volunteer rescue services whose members risked their lives to search tirelessly for the plane in hazardous weather conditions and over rugged terrain. These were The Glen of Imaal Rescue Services, The Mountain of Mourne Rescue Services and the Dublin and Wicklow Mountain Rescue Services. The Coastguard and the Guarda also played a huge part in what was a complicated operation which ultimately had the saddest of outcomes.
Everyone enjoyed the Halloween themed Ball,and lots of money was raised for such a worthwhile cause, in Charlie's memory. Thank you for David for inviting us, and for his kind hospitality.
The amazing Halloween Theme for the event was created by All Our Secrets, Bristol.