The first event I photographed in 2017 was Darius’ 8th birthday party. About 2 years ago, I covered his sister, Desiree’s birthday (see highlights HERE). Like Desiree, Darius’ had a ‘party with a cause’. Darius chose to support VIVA Foundation for Children with Cancer, a Singapore-based charity which focuses on saving the lives of children with cancer by improving research, medical care and education. Instead of guests bringing birthday gifts, they were encouraged to donate to VIVA through a giving campaign on giving.sg. The direct link to the campaign is Darius’ Birthday Wish. As of today, $740 has been raised out of the targeted $1000 with 12 more days to go. The campaign ends on 7 February 2017.
The birthday celebration was held at HomeTeamNS at Our Tampines Hub. Besides the birthday cake cutting, Darius’ party featured 2 fun activities for his friends, Laser Quest and Clip ‘n Climb. Laser Quest was a real challenge to photograph as it was held in a room that was almost in total darkness. I am glad I managed to spot and photograph Darius in the midst of all the kids running around! The kids had a blast running around in the dark and shooting at each other. With Clip ‘n Climb, they had a go at climbing up various colourful walls. The walls had different levels of difficulty and methods of climbing. My 5-year old daughter who caught glimpses of the climbing photos while I was post-processing them has been asking me to bring her climbing too!
The following are some highlights from Darius’ 8th birthday party. Do check out his VIVA Foundation giving campaign and make a contribution and help Darius fulfil his birthday wish!