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Christchurch photo exhibition supports JTYAF

Although most of the fundraising events for the Ferndown-based John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation (JTYAF) have been cancelled, there is still one you can enjoy next month.

Lorraine Finney centre with Pete and Linda Thornton before lockdown
Lorraine Finney centre with Pete and Linda Thornton before lockdown

Lorraine Finney, who has been shortlisted for Landscape Photographer of The Year 2020, will be exhibiting her inspirational work at the Hayloft Gallery in Christchurch from Friday 7 to Thursday 20 August, donating a percentage of the sales to the JTYAF.

The partnership between Lorraine and the charity came about after John’s parents, Linda and Peter, bought one of her Red Arrows pictures at auction. John had flown with the Red Arrows as a prize for achieving Top Student on the Air Cadets Junior Leaders Course and the beautiful image called ‘Sweeping the Sky’ brought back memories of that incredible day for his parents. The artwork was signed by the Red Arrows including, Dan Simmons, the Red Arrow pilot John had actually flown with.   With such a connection it was just meant to be, and Lorraine immediately became a great friend and supporter of the charity.

This is Lorraine’s first solo exhibition, and she said, “I have a website, but it’s really hard because it’s just a picture — I want people to see the quality of my work and the different mediums.”

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