marc bates - photos from me




I always maintain an attitude of gratitude for all that I have. To be able to live my dream and work at something I love is a blessing that I am thankful for everyday.

I want to be as kind as I can as often as I can. For this reason I am always ready to donate my time and ability to a worthwhile cause. Below is a collection of charities and charitable causes that I have been involved in. If you need my help and my photography can be of assistance to you, please let me know.


Macmillan Cancer Support

In 2014 I accompanied a group of people cycling from Barcelona to Box Hill in Surrey, England. My job was to ride in the support vehicles and capture images as we travelled up through Spain, France and finally on to the UK.
The journey took seven days and the cyclists battled through wind, rain and injury to complete their challenge.
I captured some superb moments from the back, side and roof of our support vehicles, but most importantly the team raised £30,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. 

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WE is an organisation that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world around them.
To raise awareness and bring young people together, WE hold concerts for children all over the world.
WE Day London is held at Wembley Arena and for the past two years I have volunteered as a Photographer for the event. 
WE Day attracts some of the most well known faces from music, tv and radio as well as a host of other special guests.
It is inspiring to listen to the stories of young people from all over the world and hear how they are trying to improve the world they live in.