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Artis Studios in Sunninghill Berkshire, joins the national ‘Photographers without Frontiers’ initiative to say thank you to the NHS.

Artis Studios, recently awarded MPAs 2020 South Central Photographer of the Year,  are pleased to announce the launch of ‘Photographers without Frontiers’ and be part of this exciting national initiative to raise much needed funds for the NHS.

Launched by Ronan Ryle and internationally renowned photographer, Damian McGillicuddy, ‘Photographers without Frontiers’ sees over 100 photographers from all over the UK come together to offer families a chance to capture a precious image of their loved ones and at the same time raise funds for the NHS.

Hannah Gamble from Artis Studios commented ‘With everything that has been going on over the last few months I wanted to give something back to the NHS and show our appreciation to them. I sometimes feel they do not get the recognition they truly deserve for what they do for our country. The ‘Photographers without Frontiers’ is a great initiative to be involved with, what we ask is for people to make a minimum donation of £10 through our just giving page to the ‘NHS Charities Together’ and in return they will receive a voucher from us which entitles them to free portrait session with myself/our team and a web image for them to use online saying they have supported the NHS.’

‘People really recognise the importance of capturing special moments of our loved ones, children, family and pets, which is why we thought as photographers we should all come together in what is a very competitive industry and make a difference to a special charity . We want to give something back to the communities in which we live and work, along with raising these vital funds for the wonderful work that the ‘NHS Charities Together’ carries out.’

‘NHS Charities Together’ play an important role in contributing to provide services that are above and beyond what the NHS alone can provide. They are also a forum for nationwide fundraising and advocacy campaigns, offering specialist advice and guidance and bespoke training, as well as access to online resources for those who need them.

 ‘Photographers without Frontiers’ aims to bring together a community of  photographers, from Scotland to the South Coast, with just two aims; support ‘NHS Charities Together’ and ensure families have a fantastic image to enjoy for years to come. One thing for sure is that social distancing has reminded each and every one of us, that only a portrait can bridge the distance and time until we are able to see and spend time with our loved ones.

If you’d like to know more about “Photography without Frontiers” or you wish to donate, please check out the national web page: .


Noah Evans is helping to raise money to buy fabric to make surgical scrubs for our wonderful NHS workers. Scrubs Glorious Scrubs is a voluntary sewing collaborative set up by very well-known Ascot resident, councillor and businesswoman - Lynda Yong  at Ascot Business Park, and now has 400 seamstresses up and down the UK making these essential and hugely in demand scrubs and bags for the contaminated scrubs to be put in at the end of the shift. They are in desperate need of fabric. With these bags, they can put all of their contaminated uniform in the washing machine when they get home without touching anyone or anything else.

Scrubs Glorious Scrubs, was set up by Ascot Fashion Workshop owner Lynda Yong to produce hugely in-demand scrubs for NHS staff, as well as bags to put the contaminated clothing .

Each set of scrubs costs £5 to make and the initiative was in desperate need of fabric.

Read more: Scrubs Glorious Scrubs ! | It all Began in Ascot !

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Pictured Above | Stradivarius in the Winners Enclosure

Superstar stayer Stradivarius was simply imperious as he won the G1 Gold Cup for the third consecutive time for owner Bjorn Nielsen, trainer John Gosden and jockey Frankie Dettori.

The six-year-old Sea The Stars horse joins Sagaro (1975, 1976, 1977) as a triple Gold Cup winner with only four-time scorer Yeats (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) having won the two and a half mile staying showpiece more.
Today saw Stradivarius score by 10 lengths, the most decisive of his career. Having moved up effortlessly on the bridle behind long-time leader Nayef Road, Stradivarius went right away in the final furlong and won as he liked. Nayef Road held on for second, eight lengths clear of Cross Counter.

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Ascot Racecourse | Royal Ascot may be taking place behind closed doors for the first time in its history, but the world's greatest flat race meeting will still attract huge global TV audiences with over 120 countries due to tune in.

The traditional 30 races of the Royal Meeting have been supplemented by a further six top quality races to generate even more interest in one of the first major global sporting events to take place in the summer of 2020.

Led by extensive domestic coverage on ITV1 in the UK, coverage will span the globe with pictures also available in the USA, Australia, the Middle East, India,  the Caribbean and Europe.

ITV's coverage will feature 30 races from the Queen Anne Stakes on Tuesday June 16 to the closing Queen Alexandra Stakes on Saturday June 20th, live on their main channel.

Read more: Royal Ascot at Home | Huge Global Audiences Expected

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The "Black" Royal Ascots

Queen Victoria died aged 81 on January 22, 1901, bringing her then record 63-year reign to a close.

As the nation remained in mourning, Royal Ascot that year was held in a sombre mood with the Royal Stand closed and the racecard featuring a black border. Dressing in black was also the order of the day, although it was recorded in The Times that by the Thursday, when the Gold Cup was run, "a number of ladies who were in black on the first two days had assumed a more modified form of mourning, as there were many dresses of white, lavender and mauve, although not enough to impart any colour to the scene."

The new Sovereign, King Edward VII, was also absent from the Royal Meeting in 1901, although this was on account of his own illness. His extreme discomfort turned out to be appendicitis and also resulted in his Coronation, scheduled for a fortnight after Royal Ascot, to be postponed.

King Edward VII, a great devotee of the turf, himself died on May 6, 1910 at the age of 68. Royal Ascot again saw an overwhelming dominance of black attire, with the Daily Mirror recording "Strange and striking were the contrasts at Ascot. The most splendid fete of the year usually had now its dominant note in mourning. No member of royalty was present, the King's pavilion had drawn blinds and closed doors, and the occupants of the Royal Enclosure were in black, unrelieved save where ladies wore white flowers or had strings of pearls as the only ornament."


Read more: When Other Royal Meetings Weren't Quite The Same! 

Pictured: Beautiful baby Freya Locke in her cot aged 99 days.

The Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) team has introduced a new way of keeping in touch with parents of babies being treated at St Peter’s Hospital. vCreate is a secure video messaging service that enables staff in Neonatal units to send photo and video updates to parents of premature and sick babies, for times when they are unable to be with their baby in the unit.

The NICU at St Peter’s Hospital started to use this platform in March and the team have been delighted with the way it has assisted them to keep parents in touch with their babies. vCreate has been especially effective during the past few months and has really helped the team to engage and communicate with parents during the COVID-19 visiting restrictions.

The team recently sent their 1000th photo update of beautiful baby Freya Locke who was photographed in her cot at 99 days old-her parents were extremely emotional when they saw this and cried (happy tears!) upon receipt......

Read more: St Peter’s Hospital | New Ways of Keeping Patients in Touch With Families


Charters School’s receives Grant from Prince Philip Trust | Charters School in Sunningdale has recently received a grant of £1,100 from The Prince Philip Trust Fund, to support the purchase of laptops or tablets for students who do not have appropriate IT equipment at home. The new equipment will then be loaned to those students most in need so that they can access online learning from home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The grant was agreed following a Zoom Trustee meeting on 13th May which was chaired by HRH The Earl of Wessex. In total, £20,000 is being distributed 50:50 by The Prince Philip Trust Fund and The Royal Albert Institute Fund.

Dame Marcia Twelftree, Trustee from The Prince Philip Trust Fund and ex-Head Teacher of Charters School, said: “Schools across the Royal Borough are doing a great job, rising to the challenge of helping their pupils to continue their education online during this difficult time.  However, there are a small number of pupils who simply cannot access that education because of the lack of IT equipment at home. We hope that this grant will help prevent some children from being left behind in their learning, and provide a resource for schools that they can continue to use in the future.”