On location at Remembrance Service, Bishops Cleeve

I was privileged to be asked to film the Remembrance Service in Bishops Cleeve on Sunday 9th November 2014.  Here is the completed video.

Helping tennis player Tom Mellor appear at The Albert Hall

From time to time I am pleased to undertake pro bono work to support local organisations and individuals.

Therefore I was delighted to respond to a request from Cheltenham tennis player Tom Mellor and his father Philip.

Tom, who was born with Velo-Cardio-Facial-Syndrome, won gold and silver medals at the 2014 this year’s INAS World Tennis Championships.  INAS is the organisation for para-athletes with an intellectual disability.

Tom had a chance of playing an exhibition game on behalf of Special Olympics GB immediately before the first match at the ATP Champions Tour at the Albert Hall in December 2014.  However Special Olympics GB needed to provide proof of just how talented a player Tom is. Tom’s Dad Philip asked if I could shoot some footage of Tom playing, to use for this purpose.

You can see the promotional footage below. I’m pleased to report that the video has helped Tom secure a 15 minute exhibition match with his partner Fabrice Higgins at the opening of the ATP Champions Tour on 3rd December.

UPDATED: Expertise on Tap comes to the aid of Charlton Kings Cricket Club

Update 25.07.13
The High Court has found in the cricket club’s favour and confirmed that the land in dispute (including the nets) does belong to the club. Read more….
Also seeKevan Blackadder, editor of the Gloucestershire Echo: A victory of common sense

In April 2013 the Gloucestershire Echo reported on the plight of Charlton Kings Cricket Club in Cheltenham and launched a campaign to save it. The club has been embroiled in a legal battle with Jacki Mitchell over part of its outfield. And the club could go out of business if it is unable to hang on to the land at Ryeworth Fields which makes up a fifth of its grounds.

I wanted to do something to help as I believe clubs like this are a vital part of the community. So I approached the club to offer to make a video for them, highlighting their plight and to encourage people to donate to help their legal fight. I also produced a plan for the club on how they could use social media to spread the word about the video.

The video is fantastic and we cannot thank Julian enough for it. We are going to push the video through all social media, like Twitter and Facebook
Geoff White, Cricket Development Officer, Charlton Kings Cricket Club

How the Gloucestershire Echo reported the story of our video

Charlton Kings Cricket Club faces closure