Laura Rainsford

DRC Shots Made into Menelik Postcards.

Posted in DRC, Kinshasa, Menelik Education, Volunteer Photographer by Laura Rainsford on December 24, 2009

I am very proud to say that three of my photographs from a recent trip to the Democractic Republic of Congo with non-profit Menelik Education have been made into postcards! Here are the choosen photographs.

Tiny Bon Bon stands amongst the shadows of a classroom in the Lembo-Menelik International Academy

Three young girls fascinated by the camera stare across a desk of the Lembo-Menelik International Academy

The streets of Kinshasa, as seen through the window of a Congolese taxi

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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.