Angela’s 10,000 photo challenge in memory of her father for the Prostate Cancer Charity

A south Norfolk photographer is set to embark on a charity challenge to take 10,000 photographs in 100 days in memory of her father.

Former EDP and Mercury photographer Angela Sharpe, of Winfarthing, near Diss, is hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for the Prostate Cancer Charity and raise awareness of the disease following the death of her dad last month.

Farmer Michael Jolly died on February 16 at the age of 69 following a three year battle with prostate cancer.

Mrs Sharpe said she decided to do something for the charity after finding out about its challenge to people to take on a 10,000 fundraising challenge in March, highlighting the fact that 10,000 men die from prostate cancer each year in the UK.

The 34-year-old freelance photographer will be using her creativity to take 100 photos each day for 100 days and uploading them to her blog as part of the charity's awareness month.

The mother-of-one said: 'Dad was diagnosed when I was three months pregnant and we never thought he would get to meet his little granddaughter.'

'He had advanced prostate cancer, he had experienced some symptoms but had never done anything about it. I think that was because he didn't know enough about the cancer and that's why I think it's important to try and raise awareness to hopefully help other people.'

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Mrs Sharpe also hopes to photograph other people whose lives have been affected by prostate cancer as part of her 10,000 photo challenge, which starts on March 30.

She added: 'It is quite full on as it will be 100 individual photos every day. I wanted to do something a bit different and I know my dad was very proud of me being a photographer. I'm planning to take photos of anything and everything. Hopefully it will be everyday life through a lens, featuring my family, including my daughter Jessie, local landmarks and views.'

She will be providing regular updates on her blog and through Twitter (@angelicangie). Anyone wishing to sponsor her can visit www.justgiving.com/Angie-Sharpe10000 and if you would like to be photographed by her as part of the challenge, email angie.sharpe21@googlemail.com

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