Donation in memory of Express photographer

25th August 2010'Pictured:  Wakefield Express Photographer Iain Howard pictured next to his car at work.
25th August 2010'Pictured: Wakefield Express Photographer Iain Howard pictured next to his car at work.
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STUDENTS from Hemsworth Arts and Community College baked cakes, busked and took part in football matches to raise money in memory of Express photographer Iain Howard.

Mr Howard lost his battle with illness aged 42 in June 2011.

Jessica Wassell and Mollie Evans from Hemsworth Arts and Community College who have help raise �250 for Unicef in memory of Iain Howard. One of the activities they did was a cake bake.

Jessica Wassell and Mollie Evans from Hemsworth Arts and Community College who have help raise �250 for Unicef in memory of Iain Howard. One of the activities they did was a cake bake.

He had been a photographer with the Yorkshire Weekly Newspaper Group, which includes the Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express, Wakefield Express and the Pontefract and Castleford Express, since 1989.

The college donated £250 to Unicef - Mr Howard’s family’s chosen charity - in his memory. Unicef is a children’s charity that works throughout the UK and abroad.

The fundraising activities held in memory of Mr Howard took place as part of a full college event to collect cash for several charities.

Stephen Foster, assistant principal at the college, said: “We hold various charity events throughout the year. When the main focus is on a national event, such as Children in Need or Sport Relief, we like to do something for a local cause at the same time so the students know what the money is for.

“We wanted to raise money in Iain’s memory because he worked with the college from the start of his career. I think one of his first jobs as a cub photographer was with our students. He was always very patient with people and took his time to foster a good relationship with the college. He understood what was needed to take a good school picture and always took his time to have a chat, instead of rushing off to the next job.

“He was also just a really decent guy.”