Earlier in the year I contacted Age Concern Birmingham as I wanted to use some of my time to help out some local charities. I heard about the recent refit of their headquarters in Boldmere so hoped they might want some photos of the new ‘Communitea Café’, and the community it serves on a daily basis.
I was so pleased to receive an email from Andy Foxhall from Age Concern asking if I could photograph the Boldmere site and also some of the other Wellbeing and Community Centre’s which are dotted around Birmingham. So I drove across Birmingham and met Andy to see exactly what he needed.
He asked if I could get some inside and outside photo’s of the Boldmere site’s ‘Communtea Café’ with a couple of the groups who met there in the shots, as well as the staff and people from the local area who use the café to meet for coffee of breakfast. He also wanted some shots of a local advice officer who is there to help people which legal and financial advice.
For the Wellbeing and Community Centre’s I would need to capture images of the building, staff and also the people this charity is designed to help the most… the older people who visit the various centres to stay active, engaged and give them other people to talk and laugh with.
I set to work with documenting the Boldmere site, I would visit the Wellbeing Centre’s soon…
Please visit http://www.ageconcernbirmingham.org.uk to donate, offer some time to help or find out more. I promise, they’re all really nice people!