26 miles and three years in the making

Tuesday August 14th sees the start of the social media campaign leading up to my good friend the editorial photographer Cris Barnett running the Tallinn marathon in Estonia on September 9th.

26miles MP and CB photo

Over three years the two of us have been travelling across England and over into Scotland collecting portraits and stories of people whose lives have been touched by motor neurone disease.

We’ll be publishing a portrait and story each day on social media for the next 26 days.

The aim is to raise awareness of MND and also funds for the fantastic Motor Neurone Disease Association.

A talented designer and editor are making our collection into a book that will be available for the MND Association’s 40th anniversary in 2019.

Instagram is the first stop to see each of the portraits and keep up with how we are doing:

Click here to get to our Instagram page!

Or copy and paste this https://www.instagram.com/26miles4mnd/

Donations can be made by texting ‘mmnd99 £5.00‘ (or whatever you can afford) to 70070 

Or click here for our Just Giving page.

Thank you all 🙂

 

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Between the posts

The Stronger Together exhibition lasted less than a week at The Tabernacle and I sold fourteen framed pictures! That’s a good scoreline by anyone’s standards.

Together with co-exhibitors Sarah Ezekiel and the late David Shaw we have raised over £10,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Of my photos two stood out as being favourites. Each had 3 red dots by the end of the show! No surprise about the first – “Suit Event” – which has always proved a seller, but I was made very happy that “Backhander” – an abstract black and white “street” photograph – was so popular. It’s fuelled me with energy to continue the “abstract street” project I began a while back.

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The private view was a fantastic success with some famous names dropping by and buying pictures.

Here’s an (ever so slightly embarrassing) snap of yours truly with Jeremy Vine and Kim Wilde:

Miles, Jeremy Vine and Kim Wilde

and a few more pictures from the evening:

 

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Thank you everybody who helped in so many ways to make Stronger Together the success it was (you know who you are).

I’m now itching to get back out on my TravelScoot taking photographs again and having more adventures.

Watch this space for updates.

Miles 🙂

 

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arm rest

© Miles Pilling

The photographer, Miles Pilling has motor neurone disease and takes pictures from a mobility scooter.

“Scooter Shooter” is supporting 26 Miles 4 MND – a photography based campaign raising awareness of MND / ALS and creating much-needed funding for the Motor Neurone Disease Association – the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.

You can help – Donate directly on our Just Giving Page or donate by text: Text ‘mmnd99 £5.00‘ (or whatever you can afford) to 70070 

Have a look at the 26Miles4MND blog here: http://twentysixmiles.co.uk/

Thank you 🙂

concrete helter skelter

helter skelter

© Miles Pilling

The photographer, Miles Pilling has motor neurone disease.

“Scooter Shooter” is supporting 26 Miles 4 MND – a photography based campaign raising awareness of MND / ALS and creating much-needed funding for the Motor Neurone Disease Association; the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.

You can help – Donate directly on our Just Giving Page or donate by text: Text ‘mmnd99 £5.00‘ (or whatever you can afford) to 70070 

Have a look at the 26Miles4MND blog here: http://twentysixmiles.co.uk/

Thank you 🙂

shared expressions

shared expressions

© Miles Pilling

The photographer, Miles Pilling has motor neurone disease.

“Scooter Shooter” is supporting 26 Miles 4 MND – a photography based campaign raising awareness of MND / ALS and creating much-needed funding for the Motor Neurone Disease Association; the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.

You can help – Donate directly on our Just Giving Page or donate by text: Text ‘mmnd99 £5.00‘ (or whatever you can afford) to 70070 

Have a look at the 26Miles4MND blog here: http://twentysixmiles.co.uk/

Thank you 🙂

lean, two

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© Miles Pilling

The photographer, Miles Pilling has motor neurone disease.

“Scooter Shooter” is supporting 26 Miles 4 MND – a photography based campaign raising awareness of MND / ALS and creating much-needed funding for the Motor Neurone Disease Association; the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.

You can help – Donate directly on our Just Giving Page or donate by text: Text ‘mmnd99 £5.00‘ (or whatever you can afford) to 70070 

Have a look at the 26Miles4MND blog here: http://twentysixmiles.co.uk/

Thank you 🙂