A TEAM of local photographers in Honiara over the weekend went on a shooting spree with their digital cameras to raise much needed funds to a young seek medical attention abroad.
Thirteen (13) year old Andy Tolobau is suffering from a heart disease and needs to get urgent medical attention overseas.
Andy is a student of Mbokonavera primary school and loves playing football.
However, over the years his education is being affected due to his health condition.
Following a scan by Heart Specialists the result has shown that he has an abnormality of Aorta (one of the largest vessels of the heart) causing the valve to leak.
As such an urgent heart surgery is required but this can only be done abroad the country by a group of Pediatric and Heart surgeons.
To do that the family needs some financial support to get him overseas.
One-More-Shot photographers of PhotoUp-New looks having heard about his plight, for the third time spent time on Friday and Saturday to conduct street-photography to help raise money to help his financial expenditure.
Junior Patrick Makau, a member of One-More-Shot Team said the group was based at Pro31 for the shooting. He said the team was grateful to support Andy through the number of photos they shot.
Money raised will be handed over to Andy’s family.
The photographers have been doing similar street photography in the past for some of the kids like Ireen and Peter.
“Using our passion to save life is one objectives for One-More-Shot Team of PhotoUp-New Looks,” Mr Makau said.
PhotoUp-New Looks is a Facebook group owned by a local photographer Niel Nuia. He part is PNG and Solomon Islands (Lord Howe).
The group has 30,000 plus active members that usually share different types of picture around SI and overseas. Most of the members are based locally and overseas.
When the group was informed about Andy’s medical issue and need the group got together and organised the event.
The group thanked all those who came out over the weekend to support the cause and save a life.
By LACHLAN SHYVES EDDIE