Plea to help find lost camera with precious charity night pictures on
A MAN is appealing for help finding his lost camera containing 500 plus photos from a charity event after he left it in a taxi.
Toby Parkes left Revolution bar in Beaconsfield in the early hours of Monday, December 22 morning after the Alexander Jansons Foundation’s fundraising event.
Alexander Jansons died from myocarditis in July 2013, he was 18 years old. The charity was set up in his name to research the causes, prevention and cures for the disease.
Toby is a friend of Alexander’s brother and had offered to take photos of the event, which raised £4,000, to help the charity save money.
He had recently got a new camera, a Nikon D5200, for his birthday.
He caught a Hackney carriages taxi from the venue at about 3.10am and helped his sister from the cab, leaving the camera behind on the front seat.
Now he is trying to track down the driver or any witnesses who saw where the camera was left or picked it up.
Mr Parkes said: “I said I’d help out at the event, as I’m friends with Alexander’s brother. It’s a charity and it saved them money. Now the photos are on the camera, and I feel terrible. It’s not about the camera, I need the photos.
“I just want to let whoever has it know we need it for the charity photos, someone forward.”
Mr Parkes has checked Revolution’s CCTV and not got any more clues. He has reported the camera as missing as is hoping people can come forward to help him find the camera.
Patricia Dean, from the foundation, said: “It’s not the camera so much as all the photographs taken of this great event which have now gone.
“We raised £4,000 on the night so we did have a great result but unfortunately there are no photographs to show for it.”
If you saw anything email us jo-anne.rowney@ trinitysouth.co.uk or contact the charity direct. and hopefully