Isle of Wight Santa Dash 2017

The annual Santa Dash took place in Ryde in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the 3rd December. Also on the Graham Reading Press Photography Facebook site here –
goo.gl/UnKe48

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Ztam’s first Exhibition – Our Lovely Island – In Earl Mountbatten Hospice Shop

Sam Phillips,Jack Charge,Radek Gora, Rhys Wright, Kelly Murdoch, Anne Axford, Kye Elliott, Mollee Chandler [Missing from photo Ann Lewis]
Full set of Photographs on Graham Reading Press photography Facebook group here goo.gl/XhrYYq
Island Echo used the photos here
http://www.islandecho.co.uk/new-art-gallery-opens-newport-hospice-shop/
The Earl Mountbatten Hospice used a photo here
https://www.iwhospice.org/news/new-art-gallery-opens-at-newport-hospice-shop.html
in Earl Mountbatten Hospice Shop
Lugley St
Newport
Isle of Wight
2 12 2017

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The Ryde Art Collective Upcycle Christmas Exhibition Success

The Ryde Art Collective‎ Xmas Upcycle Exhibition was held at Quarr Abbey and proved a success. Pictured here is Freya Conway who organised the event at the Private View held on 8 12 2017
To see a gallery of the photos on Graham Reading Press Photography Facebook page click here: goo.gl/Gd7Pp2
The Island Echo featured the story:
www.islandecho.co.uk/upcycle-xmas-exhibition-success-ryde-art-collective/

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RIP Keith Chegwin – Make a Wish Foundation

Very sad to hear that Keith Chegwin died. This was him in 2010, brilliantly compering a Make A Wish Foundation function at Blenheim Palace that I photographed for OK! magazine. Here with Robert Powell, David Van Day and Sue Moxley and the charity’s Jayne Watson

Also on Graham Reading Press Facebook page here goo.gl/RcaYDe

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A Christmas Cracker

A Christmas Cracker, Francesca T Imre. Adam Danyal invited me to his Fashion party in Mersault – amazing as always! http://www.superstarmagazine.com/

Taking bookings now for creative model portfolio shoots, and not only for models!
See www.facebook.com/grahamreadingmodelportfolios/

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Aspire Ryde Awarded The Queen’s Award For Voluntary Service 2017

The Queen’s Award For Voluntary Servive is the ‘MBE’ for volunteer groups.

On The 16th September Aspire Ryde were delighted to welcome the Lord-Lieutenant of The Isle of Wight Major General Martin White CB CBE JP who presented to Aspire Ryde on behalf of The Queen.The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service’ it is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups!

Aspire Ryde were nominated for their volunteer work in the community by the Mayor of Ryde Councilor Henry Adams who said, “since its founding Aspire Ryde have reached out & developed community services benefiting the town of Ryde & making it a better place to belong”.
Aspire Ryde is a relatively new charity that was developed by Heath Monaghan and his team to breath new life into the redundant former church building turning it into a much needed community centre. Heath who is founder and leader of the organization said, “ Ryde needed a community heart and we asked the question about what was to happen to this important landmark building. It has been great to see the local community flock there to help to develop the project with about 120 regular volunteers committing their time to make it thriving & a vibrant heart to the community. Our volunteers are fantastic individuals but together they are an amazing team with a heart for helping others. We are honoured and delighted to have been acknowledged for our work within the local community benefiting thousands of people each month from Ryde and across the Island. This award is really a celebration of each and everyone of our amazing volunteers over the last three years who have worked tirelessly and selflessly to serve others”.Julie Monaghan project volunteer coordinator said “we are so pleased to receive this award it recognises the hard work & dedication of our team of volunteers who deserve this the highest honour they can receive. We will celebrate with a party later in the year when we receive the award for from the queens representative here on the Island”.

Louise Randal an Aspire Ryde volunteer when asked why she volunteers at Aspire said “I believe in what we do & have caught the vision for a community that supports each other in a safe space, where I can try new ideas & projects, the other volunteers have become like family for me”.The day was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate this achievement, Aspire had over 200 invitees attend with a  range of dignitaries alongside their value volunteers.

Island Echo and On The Wight used the photos.

ASPIRE RYDE RECEIVE QUEEN’S AWARD FROM LORD-LIEUTENANT

Aspire Ryde receives Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

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Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally 2017

Every year thousands of scooterists visit the Isle of Wight for the bank holiday weekend. Here were some of the scooters and their owner in Ryde. Also on Graham Reading Photography Facebook page here goo.gl/HX9fJi

Island Echo used a photo www.islandecho.co.uk/news/summer-sunshine-welcomes-scooter-mania

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HMS Queen Elizabeth sails into Portsmouth

New aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed into her home port of Portsmouth for the first time. Also on Graham Reading Press Photography Facebook Page here goo.gl/SZ2QcX

 

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Boat Fire In Ryde

A boat caught fire in Ryde Harbour. On Graham Reading Press Photography Facebook   here goo.gl/UtgvumOn The Wight used a photo https://onthewight.com/ryde-yacht-fire-leads-to-warning-from-council/pageIsle of Wight Radio used several photos http://iwradio.co.uk/2017/08/10/islanders-told-to-stay-clear-of-ryde-harbour-after-boat-fire/The Isle of Wight County Press used a photo http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/Clean-up-operation-launched-following-Ryde-Harbour-fire-316090.aspx

Island Echo used a photo of the recovery

SUNKEN BOAT RECOVERED FROM RYDE HARBOUR

 

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Lendy Cowes Week 2017

 

Practising the day before winning the first pre-Volvo Ocean Race test in record time – Mapfre comes close to the press boat. Lendy Cowes Week 1 08 2017
Also on Graham Reading Press Photography Page here goo.gl/oVhqMV

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