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For my 13th birthday my mum put one of those birthday greetings in the evening chronicle with a baby photo on it. HOW EMBARRASSING!
I never reached the dizzy heights of the evening chronicle again, but I did get my photo in the weekly freebie when I won cinema tickets for full attendance at school...wearing my big LA gears with the tongues hanging out :rolleyes:.
Anybody else get themselves in print?
From the mid-'90s to the early 2000s, I raised money for the local Multiple Sclerosis Society (I knew of someone at the time who had it), by positioning myself in the stocks for 4-to-5 hours each year at a Donkey Derby/Fair and having wet sponges and custard pies hurled at me. In the 8 years I did it, I was photographed and featured in the local paper 4 times as part of a feature they ran every year on the whole event. I stopped doing it in the end because it was quite tiring, but I (and the helpers who picked up the sponges, took the money and made the pies) made a substantial amount for the charity during that time, and in a quirky sort of way it was fun.
Band I was in had a feature in the local rag. I still have the cutting, but the interview & photo was done while I was on holiday, so I only got a mention :(
I was photographed for the local city paper during the 1980's, presenting a cheque (one of those large ones you see on Children in Need etc) to a charity on behalf of the organisation I then worked for. I remember thinking, hmmm I look okay in black and white...The photographer got us both to pose very unconvincingly with the giant cheque.:o
We were in our local paper when we became Australian Citizens a few years ago.
Has to be the most unflattering photo of me in existence, if they'd only asked I could have provided one from my 20's for them...
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