As part of an initiative started in 2020 I’m promising to donate 1% of my profits every year to social and environmental good causes within the cities of Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-Under-Lyme.
Due to the low trading year within the 2020 Pandemic, the first donation stands at £265 which I’ll be topping up to £300 to give this a good kick start. Normal trading years could reach up to £500 worth of donation.
Born and raised on the borderline of Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-Under-Lyme in Staffordshire I never imagined a future where I would actually continue to live just five minutes from where I grew up. I thought for sure I would move away to some far-flung place but as I grew I knew this incredible position within our country was right where I needed to be.
The city and its people have always been supportive of my dreams and I feel an incredible sense of pride to say I’m from this clay moulded landscape. I often travel the length and breadth of the UK to photograph weddings but every time I come home I know I’m right where I should be.
I’d like to pay back the support I’ve received over the years which has enabled me to get to where I am now and it was upon reading Let My People Go Surfing By Yvon Chouinard that I adapted their 1% For The Planet to become my 1% for Local Social and Environmental Issues initiative.
It’s really simple. Every year come the end of the tax year I’ll take 1% of my profits made from my photography business and donate it to a local social and environmental good cause with no caveat to how it should be allocated.
Know A Local Social Or Environmental Good Cause?
I have a pool of ideas on who to allocate the donation to but I’m really keen to know of more social or environmental good causes which I can support in the cities of Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-Under-Lyme. So if you happen to know of any or represent one then please get in touch on the contact form below and I’ll be sure to check your recommendation out.
When you submit a recommendation below you should only share an email address and mobile phone number of a good cause that have given you their explicit consent or list their details publicly like a charitable cause.
I’m currently selecting my first recipient of the donation for the 2020/2021 business year.
Meet the Owner, Adam Lowndes
a Wedding Photographer & Public Speaker
I could say my life exists to eat pizza, listen to music and watch films but I’d be lying. People are my life. I can’t physically spend enough time with my fiancée, dog, friends and family. It wasn’t always this way though. Several life-threatening diagnoses to loved ones and extended periods spent working from bedsides in hospitals has taught me even the most normal day is a blessing.
I love stories and storytelling so if you want to chat about a wedding or an event then please feel free to get in touch. I’d seriously love to hear from you.