Thursday, 24 November 2016
Lives & Times Meets Shaun Keaveny From BBC Radio 6 Music
After 18 months of travelling here, there and everywhere to meet and photograph people for the Lives & Times fundraising book supporting the Beating Bowel Cancer charity, one of the final photos I took for the book back in October 2015 was when I met Shaun Keaveny, who presents the breakfast show on BBC 6 Music. As Shaun will testify the photography would have been completed a week earlier had it not been for a bit of a cock up at his end with me coming off second best to Bloc Party! The full story features in the book.
We met at the 6 Music headquarters in Great Portland Street, and Shaun was very generous with his time for me, especially having been up since some god unearthly hour to do his early morning show. Following on from our meeting, Shaun was happy to send me a photo of himself with the recently published book, and he also kindly did me a video snippet to help promote the book. He took a great interest in the book, bowel cancer and my mother who, at the time, was still battling with secondary cancer from the primary bowel cancer. Sadly, in August 2016, she passed away after a 4 year brave and courageous battle with bowel cancer.
The book was published in November 2015, and has so far raised over £3000. All proceeds I receive are donated to the charity, so please support the book if you can.