Laura Rainsford

Birmingham Lions American Football.

These are some of my photographs from a recent American Football match at The University of Birmingham, between the victorious Birmingham Lions and the Loughborough Aces.

Acorns Road Race 2009, University of Birmingham.

On Sunday myself and some of the Redbrick team were on the University of Birmingham campus reporting on the 13th annual road race and family fun run in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust.

For coverage of the event and for all of mine and Tom Flathers pictures please visit www.redbrickonline.co.uk/live/upcoming-acorns-fun-run/

Here are some of my photographs from the day.

The starting line.

The starting line.

Early morning shadows.

Early morning shadows.

Competitor's waitng to start

Competitor's waitng to start.

The clock tower

The clock tower.

Stewards preparing for the day.

Stewards preparing for the day.

A smiley competitor.

A smiley competitor.

Staying warm in his plastic bag.

Staying warm in his plastic bag.

Ready to race.

Ready to race.

All the proceeds from the event went to Acorns Children's Hospice.

All the proceeds from the event went to Acorns Children's Hospice.

Runners of all ages took part.

Runners of all ages took part.

Shadows cast by competitors undertaking the 5k road race.

Shadows cast by competitors undertaking the 5k road race.

Powering through.

Powering through.

Runners on the home straight.

Runners on the home straight.

A University of Birmingham student.

A University of Birmingham student.

Start of family fun run.

The start of the family 2k fun run.

A father and daughter team.

A father and daughter team.

A happy runner finishes her race.

A happy runner finishes her race.

Each competitor received a medal.

Each competitor received a medal.

After the race everyone had a well deserved drink.

After the race everyone had a well deserved drink.

Kids Adventure, Volunteering Fair, University of Birmingham.

Posted in Kids Adventure, University of Birmingham, Volunteering by Laura Rainsford on September 25, 2009

Kids Adventure is a student-led project at the Univeristy of Birmingham (UK), which offers children from difficult backgrounds weeks of fun, love and attention.

This summer I spent two fantastic, piggyback filled weeks on Kids Adventure where our kids got the chance to do everything from rock climbing and swimming, to making pizza and going to a theme park. The impact a week spent on Kids Adventure can have upon a childs self-esteem and confidence is staggering.

Here are some of my photographs of the smiles from the Kids Adventure stall at this years volunteering fair.

Rach and John.

Rach and John.

Rach.

Rach.

Tigger Love.

Tigger Love.

Rach, Sasha and Rosie.

Rach, Sasha and Rosie.

Proud.

Proud.

John.

John.

Mr Sheen on the bubbles.

Mr Sheen on the bubbles.

Wide eyes.

Wide eyes.

Rosie.

Rosie.

Kids Adventure!.

Kids Adventure!.

A happy Rach.

A happy Rach.

Smile.

Smile.

 Rosie.

Rosie.

John.

John.