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Sorry about that, been a little busy with other things but do have some big things to look forward to. Namely FurrieBoots’ first wedding! Am excited and nervous in equal measures. Keep an eye out for the blog post Meanwhile, I’m awaiting the delivery of my first commissioned photos. Will post the results after the client receives them next week when I hand them over 🙂

Last weekend, I put on my good Samaritan hat and came to the rescue of a local charity here in Aberdeen called Future Choices. http://www.future-choices.org.uk/

They are a charity that encourages local people to help people who are less fortunate than themselves in their local area.

Saturday was ACVO‘s (Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations) Celebrate Aberdeen Parade. There were over 100 groups taking part from the Scouts & Guides to Future Choices to Children 1st to name but a few.

Future Choices was founded 5 years ago so as part of their birthday celebrations, they had a photographer on hand to capture the progress of the parade down Union Street. Unfortunately, that photographer had to pull out at the last minute and I answered the call to fill the place.

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They are a noisy bunch especially after the whistles were all passed out!

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After a bit of stressing from David (the chairman) before the parade started, we finally got underway at 11am

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There were plenty of people to wave and cheer us on and a few TV cameras were spotted too (Apparently I made it on to STV while passing by!)

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After the parade was over, the next stop was back up at the Trinity Centre, where their mascot was waiting to have his picture taken. Giddy the Gorilla was a good sport while everyone posed and shoppers squeezed past!

A good morning in all, am pleased that I could help them out!

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