Photography challenge pays off in Thetford
A photographer who took on the marathon challenge of taking more than 2,000 pictures in just over a day has raised more than �400 for charity.
Gary Maynard, who runs The Studio on Thetford Market Place, saw 343 people through the door as part of a national event which challenged photographers to take 2,012 pictures each of people and pets in just 26 hours.
Some �420 from donations in Thetford will now go to Macmillan Cancer Support. The event as a whole raised more than �8,000 and saw more than 5,000 people and pets take part.
“We in Thetford managed to come fifth place in the whole country in numbers of subjects taking part, so a big well done to every one who came to The Studio to take part, some travelling from as far away as Northamptonshire,” Mr Maynard said.
“We even had Alistair McAlistair a stuffed rabbit who has travelled all over the world and is heading for Everest Base Camp later this year.
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“I must also thank all the very generous local businesses who supported us with services as well as donating raffle prizes without wanting anything in return.”
Thetford Olypmic torch-bearer David Pickup also allowed his torch to be used in the photographs.
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