Monday, 22/1/2018 | 8:08 UTC+0

Hope for Children Honours St Albans Photographer

Hemel Hempstead-based international children’s charity, Hope for Children, has honoured photographer Adam Dickens for his involvement in the charity’s Head Held High Appeal, which is being supported by the UK Government.

Dickens, who lives in St Albans, was recently awarded The Empowering Hope Award 2017 by Hope for Children, which is given to an individual or organisation that has given pro-bono support to the charity and empowered them to raise awareness of their cause, at a ceremony in London.

Dickens, founder of Taking Pictures, Changing Lives, partnered with Hope for Children at the start of 2017 and crowdfunded over £16,000 to visit and photo-document the charity’s education projects in Ghana and Uganda this year, as well as projects of other charities across the globe.

Dickens’ photos portray 9 children who are telling their stories of how access to quality education is positively changing their lives throughout the duration of the Head Held High appeal.

Hope for Children’s Head Held High appeal is raising funds to improve access to a quality education for vulnerable children in Africa. Every pound personally donated by the public before 23 December 2017 will be matched by the UK Government with UK aid. Funds raised by the Head Held High appeal will transform the lives of at least 1,500 children living in poverty in Ghana & East Africa by ensuring they have access to a quality education.

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