Please read about our journey.

Madbooths was born after my 9 year old Son Michael sustained a severe brain injury in August 2011 through a clinical mistake in a hospital after a successful appendectomy operation.

After 30 years as a professional photographer, fifteen of which were spent flying Google earth aerial imagery, I decided to build and work from a photo studio in my home town of Lutterworth in Leicestershire and just a few weeks after we opened I was forced to close the business so I could be with my Mikey day and night whilst he was in hospital. In January 2012 Michael was transferred to The Children’s Trust in Surrey and after six months with no income  I set about designing and building a photo booth that would collapse and fit in the back of an estate car but would be big enough to hold 8-10 people when assembled. I did my first job for free for the Children’s Trust Ball in Northumberland Avenue and picked up another job whilst at that event and so it started  to grow.  After a year of photo booths we purchased our 1996 Fairway Taxi of eBay and converted it to a taxi photo booth for the summer of 2013.

In December 2014 Michael was transferred to The RNIB Pears Centre in Coventry for a transitional period whilst adaptions to his new home in Lutterworth are being made.  We are all hoping to finally move home in 2015!

At the time of writing (Feb 2015) we have been away from home for 3 years 6 months!

Hurrah we finally arrived home on 17th August 2015 – 4 years one week after leaving Lutterworth.

You can follow Michael’s progress at www.facebook.com/mikeysfund  www.mikeysfund.org and @mikeysfund on Twitter

A bit about me in the Financial Times Weekend Magazine! First Person