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August 2023 Photo-Challenge - CHARITY - Submissions please!


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Morning all!


August's challenge is Charity or Charities - something which I think the world could always do with more of!

Closing date for submissions is midnight UK time on Sunday 27th August; Winner announced 6pm UK time Sunday 3rd September.

Rules as usual, 3 images per competitor, must be Alamy stock photos; The top 8 will go forward to the poll.


Good luck!



Here are some examples to get you going:


1. Red Cross Car on the road in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo





2. RSPB staff at Bempton Cliffs Yorkshire:




3. 100th Anniversary of the Salvation Army stamp, 1965




4.  Charity Duck race, Wallingford Oxfordshire



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Doc, thanks for picking up the baton to run this challenge!  My three charitable photos.


1) Volunteers build a free home for a family on Union Island in the Caribbean.




2) Students rehab a home for Habitat for Humanity




3) People feeding the homeless during the holidays



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A bewildered Thai child receiving a food handout during the Covid lockdown




Petting pony collecting donations for disabled children




Female pirate collecting for cancer charity



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Sometimes we all need the help of others:




On my street:   USA, 9 November 2012: Sandy Day 11 - Crews from across America lend a hand in Westchester County NY.  At left, Jimmy Libby (up in bucket) and Ed Lewando (standing) of E&E Electrical Inc. came from Boston Massachusetts to help utility company Con Edison restore power after Hurricane Sandy in Chappaqua New York for residents who have been without heat and electricity for 11 days. At left, a one of several trucks from MDR Construction Inc of Columbia, Mississippi packs up after replacing light poles downed by Hurricane Sandy.




1 November 2012 Hurricane Sandy Day 4 : With much of the US East Coast including the New York suburbs still without power, two young Pleasantville NY residents, Anisha Chandy and her best friend Iman Behbehani, both 11, take advantage of the free tea provided by the Mt. Pleasant Library while their mothers power up their phones and other devices. Both families are still without electricity. Reference Librarian Alexa Brandenberg, of Tarrytown, NY and Library Clerk Michael Walsh of Chappaqua, NY chat with the girls. The library has extended their hours and provided the free beverages to help those in neighboring towns. 


An aside: When my cousin was seeking donations for a Library in Puerto Rico that was helping provide a safe space with electricity after the hurricane in Puerto Rico a few years back, I was reminded of the help we received after Hurricane Sandy. They were without power much much longer than we were. 

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Lady from Alzheimer's Cafe UK knitting 'twiddle muffs' for dementia sufferers




Participants in a Pretty Muddy Race for Life event raising money for Cancer Research UK




Soldier in mascot costume taking part in the Farnborough Winter Half Marathon collecting money for the Help for Heroes charity. The run starts under a historic airship hangar.



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Thank you for stepping in Doc


My 3.


1. Charity Raft Race in Stroud.

2. The 2009 RNLI Lifeboat day at the Lizard.
3.  Charity "Send a Cow" lit up the Arnolfini in Bristol.
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I agree, the world needs more charity, but I have only two images to offer.


Clothing collection boxes for charities.





Man selling Hope in the Shadows (a charitable society that helps the homeless in Vancouver) calendars at Christmas time



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1) Photo of a British postage stamp issued for the 50th anniversary of the British Legion


asr-animal-soul-rescue-asociacion-protectora-animal-rescue-organisation-looking-for-volunteers-and-donations-to-help-maltreated-dogs-madrid-spain-2CHNFX2.jpg                     2) Rescue Asociacion Protectora Animal rescue organisation looking for volunteers and donations to help maltreated dogs Madrid Spain



3) Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon promoting a poverty campaign at Real Madrid v Levante Bernabeu Stadium Madrid Spain 6 April 2013

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Hand of homeless person holding a cup with the American Flag.



CityKid Mobile Farmers Market truck with volunteers selling produce from their own farms to a diverse public in Minneapolis.

CityKid (Enterprises) is part of the charity Urban Ventures.



Donations box with dollar bills.



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Male participant in The Great Wheelbarrow Race from Chillagoe to Mareeba, a fundraising event in Far North Queensland, Australia




SES State Emergency Service Fund raising stall at Mossman Show, Far North Queensland, Australia



RSPCA Street Collection Box around a dog's neck, Berry, New South Wales, Australia






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Here goes nuttin'


Waterbeach band playing in Tesco store for charity donations at Christmas Milton Cambridge Cambridgeshire.




Charity run in the park Milton Cambridge.




Charity collector in fancy costume at Stow cum Quy Cambridgeshire Steam Rally and Country Fair England.






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My three



Group of short term missionaries visiting a coffee growers' coop in Jinotega, Nicaragua.   This is the retail coffee shop which serves coffee drinks and desserts.



NGO worker with deaf children from the Mayflower refuge for the deaf, a US based NGO that provides services and boarding for deaf children in Nicaragua.



Street performers raising money for a charity.



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Some from me ....


1. Prostate Cancer UK - Cash collectors in Pink




2. Big Issue salesman - (Such a lovely chap I paid for 5 & kept one)




3. Cancer Research UK - Cigarette Lady 





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Not much in my folio for this challenge - however ...
Glenys Kinnock, Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead, campaigning for breast cancer research, Cancer Research Campaign, 2001



Sidmouth Ukelele band busking for charity, 2017



Christmas brass band. Busking for charity, 2017


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My three, although I have very few.


Convento da Caridade, Viana do Castelo, Portugal



College of Matrons, The Close, Salisbury. residential building and charity




Books and magazines for give and take in a crystal case in the street in Sarlat-la-Canéda, Dordogne, France


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