Turns out scrolling and sharing can do great things.
Remember our search for the Bristol couple dancing in the mist? Well, they’ve now been identified thanks to our readers’ help and the power of social media. But the story is not over yet…
Bristol photographer, Joe Williams, who snapped the photo of the couple dancing in the mist on Clifton Suspension Bridge, is now hoping to raise money for mental health charity, Mind. He will be selling prints of this fantastic shot as well as welcoming donations to the charity via his Just Giving page.
Plus, donations would not only be helping those in need but you can also spruce up your home with a unique print, as well as receive a dancing experience. That’s right. The Bristol couple, named Eduardo and Ellen, are also offering a free online tango class for you to take part in. Eduardo, who owns Tango Alchemy, which run tango classes in Bristol and the South West is offering you the chance to learn some new moves that we can show off post-lockdown.
Joe Williams posted a shot of the couple with their print by the infamous bridge to Instagram, saying: “Eduardo and Ellen are married tango professionals. After meeting, we thought it would be a great idea to start a fund raiser for Mind, the national UK mental health charity. Lockdown places a strain on us all, but every setback provides an opportunity to reflect and grow. We are starting this initiative to inspire people to make the most of the valuable time lockdown presents to us. Find or rediscover what it is that you love to do.
“To raise funds, I am selling A4 prints of the photo and donating all profits to Mind. You can also donate through just giving. Check the link tree in my bio. With all purchases/donations you get invited to a free online tango class ran by Eduardo and Ellen of @tangoalchemist. Just show them proof of donation. All prints will be provided by @mockingbird_press who specialize in fine art printing. Thank you everyone who shared the original post. Let’s do this!!!!”
So it seems all that scrolling and sharing can make amazing things happen. We could all do with some positive content and seeing the people of Bristol coming together just shows how awesome this city is even during difficult times.
If you know of any more kind-hearted gestures and community stories in the Bristol area, let us know.
[Featured Image: Joe Williams]