1,000 Faces of Colchester project hits its target

Gavin King

Gavin King - Credit: Archant

A project to photograph 1,000 people to unlock a £1,000 donation to the Tom Bowdidge Foundation has been completed.

Adrian Mussett, winner of the Colchester Half Marathon, is pictured for the 1,000 Faces of Colcheste

Adrian Mussett, winner of the Colchester Half Marathon, is pictured for the 1,000 Faces of Colchester project - Credit: Archant

Gavin King, 35, launched the Faces of Colchester with the promise of the donation from Kerseys Solicitors.

He pushed past the finish line with a photo shoot at the Colchester Half Marathon.

Anthony Wooding, Kerseys managing partner, said: “We’re delighted the target has been reached and extremely grateful to everybody who helped out.

Gavin added: “This was challenging, fun and very rewarding. It’s great to have completed it and all for such a worthy cause.”


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The foundation was set up by the family of Tom, a student at Colchester Royal Grammar School from West Bergholt who raised £170,000 for charity before he died of stomach cancer, aged 19, in October 2013.

Tom’s dad Richard said: “This is fantastic news and the money will help towards our cause. We’re touched that so many people got behind the campaign and I’m sure Tom would have been proud.”

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