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How This Scarecrow Wedding is Helping a Child Cancer Charity

Photographers are finding lots of ways to channel their creativity during the pandemic lock down, and UK wedding photographers are certainly up to the challenge. You might recall the LEGO wedding and honeymoon photo shoots we featured, and now we have a scarecrow wedding that is helping a child cancer charity!

helping child cancer charity with scarecrow photos

Photographer Rob Georgeson shared these photos of his submission to the Cottam Scarecrows with us. “What are the Cottam Scarecrows?” you ask.

The Cottam Scarecrows and Jacob’s Join

In November of 2019, Jacob Willet, a 3 year old boy from Cottam, Preston (UK) lost his battle with a rare form of cancer. In his memory, the Cottam community rallied to help raise funds for a charity known as Jacob’s Join in partnership with Children’s Cancer and Leukemia Group (CCLG).

Over 100 houses in Cottam made scarecrows to help the child cancer charity. The scarecrows were put on display in front gardens for people to view at a suitable social distance. Scarecrow costumes ranged from Marvel and Disney characters to cyclists and more.

I spot a mermaid…


Georgeson, a wedding photographer with no weddings to photograph, was looking for a way to help. Along with his wife, they decided to dress their scarecrows as a bride and groom using their own wedding dress and tuxedo!

helping child cancer charity

I was delighted to shoot the wedding of Sheryl & Russell Crow in a gorgeous field at sunset. They’re such a lovely couple that were literally made for each other.

Rob Georgeson
scarecrow wedding photos

“After 3 days of standing in the garden, I took my bride and groom off to a local field at sunset to get some lovely portraits of them just like I would be doing if I was shooting real weddings. Although they weren’t the most charismatic of couples, I managed to get some gorgeous photos of them that will hopefully raise even more awareness for the great cause.”

Interested in Helping a Child Cancer Charity?

Truly a great cause. If you’d like to donate, you can click here or on any of the photos in this post.

Want to learn more about Jacob’s Join? Click here to view their page on the CCLG website.

Interested in seeing more of Rob’s work? You can check out his website by clicking here.

No, Seriously, You Should Donate if You Can

Again, if you want to donate…click here. You should donate if you can.

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