Photo gallery: Norfolk photographer completes 10,000 photo challenge in memory of her father

A Norfolk photographer has completed an emotional challenge to take 10,000 photos in 100 days in memory of her father.

Former EDP photographer Angela Sharpe started her quest to take and upload 100 images a day in March to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK after her dad lost his battle with cancer in February.

The 34-year-old said she was 'overwhelmed' by the support of people after raising almost �3,000 for the charity at the end of the challenge.

And the freelance photographer, of Winfarthing, near Diss, is set to raise even more when she exhibits a selection of her photos at the Forum in Norwich in October.

The mother-of-one decided to do something for charity after her father, Michael Jolly, died at the age of 69 following a three-year battle with prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer UK had been urging fundraisers to take on a 10,000 challenge to highlight the fact that 10,000 men die from prostate cancer each year in the UK.


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Mrs Sharpe, who ended up taking and uploading 10,643 photos to her website, said she was amazed by the generosity of people.

She received �1,000 from the Discord singing group, �600 from the Kuk Sool Won martial arts school in Stowmarket, and Woodbridge-based Lexia Media paid for the hire of the Atrium at the Forum for her exhibition.

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She said: 'It has been an amazing journey, sometimes emotional, great fun, but above all hard work. I've met and photographed some wonderful and inspirational people along the way too.'

'It was a lot harder than I thought, but that was the point to take on a challenge. I think the hardest point was day 40 when it seemed that I had been going on forever and I was not even halfway. On the days I did not think I could do it, I would think of my dad and it would spur me on to take more pictures.'

'The donations I have had over the last couple of weeks have been immense. People who do not know me have walked up to me and handed me money. It has brought out the good in people,' she said.

Mrs Sharpe will be raffling off a signed photograph of former Norwich City player Adam Drury, taken at his testimonial match, at her exhibition at the Forum in Norwich, which will take place on October 6,7 and 8.

Anyone wishing to sponsor her can visit www.justgiving.com/Angie-Sharpe10000

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