UPDATED: Penzance surf photographers give away their art for Philippines relief
UPDATE: The online sale of digital copies of incredible surf photographs by some of the UK's top surf photographers - including three from Penzance - raised more than £3,725 by the self-imposed 6pm deadline. Their original target of £2,500 was passed this morning. Well done to the photographers and to the buyers.
TEN of the best British surf photographers - including three from west Cornwall - are raising money for the a Philippines disaster charity over 48 hours this weekend by giving away their stunning photos.
The idea was the brain child of local photographer Greg Martin and fellow Penzance photographers Mike Newman and Mickey Smith are also on board after they were all touched by the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
They have set themselves just two days to raise a targer of £2,500 and by 8.30am this morning had already reached £2,300 through 130 donations in a little over 24 hours.
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They have until 6pm tonight to reach their target.
Their Just Giving website page has seen donations of between £10-£30 but also 25 Euros and even $50, giving an idea of how far the idea has reached in just a day.
Donors basically browse the website's galleries of great surf pictures, choose an artist and picture, and then for a donation that picture is emailed to them.
The idea is that the photographs can be printed out for display at home, and the photographers are asking that they aren't posted on Facebook, to protect the copyright of the people who have taken them.
Greg Martin said: "We've so far raised about £2300 in a little over 24 hours and have until 6pm to raise more.
"It has totally snowballed!"
Money raised is going to the Shelter For Humanity Philippines Disaster Appeal.
The Just Giving page can be found at http://www.justgiving.com/surfphotosforphilippines or through their Facebook page: