So in my first ever blog I wanted to make a tribute to my Nan who was killed in a car crash.
For those who know me personally, since loosing my 6 stone weight loss, I've become a bit of a traveller, finally having the confidence in myself to do so and I think my Nan was a tad jealous! But because of this she wanted me to take her, my mum and my sister to Switzerland as part of her bucket list which I was hoping to get booked for May 2018. Safe to say I'm truly gutted I'm not able to take her.
So details about what happened that day taken from the East Anglian Daily Times:
Police were called just before 3.55pm on Saturday, December 9 to reports of a two vehicle collision involving a black Ford Mondeo and a black Hyundai Getz on the A143 at Wattisfield, near Diss.
Ambulance and fire crews were also in attendance but the female passenger of the Hyundai, a woman aged in her 80s, died at the scene.
The male driver (My Uncle) of the Hyundai Getz and the female driver of the Ford Mondeo both received treatment for minor injuries.
A 38–year-old woman from the Bury St Edmunds area has subsequently been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs.
She was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning but has since been released under investigation.
So on the 9th December 2017 we were acting as the photographers at a wedding.
Therefore we had not been able to see my Nan and uncle who had come over to drop off the Christmas presents to my sisters family who were travelling to America over Christmas.
We were getting ready to photograph the speeches when we received a phone call saying there had been a car crash. We felt helpless but we had family members racing to the scene as all we had heard was she wasn't breathing.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) was one of the first of the emergency services on the scene, but sadly nothing could be done to save her.
During all of this, all the emergency services have been great and if they read this I would like to thank them all.
Our charity & giving
At Awaken Images although we are a business we feel blessed to do what we do.
We currently sponsor a child called Kristine from the Philippines, through compassion but we also want to add to our giving.
The EAAA is a 365-day-a-year helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) covering Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk. It does not receive regular direct government funding and the £11.3 million needed to run the EAAA this year comes directly from charitable donations.
So as a "thank you" to the EAAA for attending to my Nan on that day, we will give a £20 donation for each wedding booking we receive during January and February, and we will be making the EAAA our charity which we will support in 2018.
To raise awareness of our charity and the EAAA, if you're thinking of booking with us, please share our post and you will also get 10% off any of our wedding packages! Give us an email and quote 'share10' in any correspondence with us.