Graber talked Calumet and Fuji into providing 3,000 single use cameras
plus the loan of over £5,000 worth of photo-kit to enable her
to shoot the event – with help from the children themselves.
Explained Susan: “My friend Peter Orton, who helped
to bring Bob the Builder to the TV screen, phoned me one day to say he
had dreamt that Bob was going to go and wish Her Majesty a happy
birthday at the palace. That gave him the idea that lots of other
characters like Postman Pat, Thomas The Tank Engine and Mary Poppins
should be there too.
The palace loved the idea and agreed to host a party for 3000 kids on
Sunday. I was asked to photograph the event”
Harry Potter author J.K Rowling will be there and popular playwright
David Wood has written a special script for a live show featuring
actors and TV celebrities, including Jonathan Ross, who will
portray some of Britain’s best-loved
The BBC will screen the extravaganza live at 6pm .
Calumet’s head of marketing Chris West said: “We
thought this was a really great idea and we have worked with Fuji, to
help Susan provide single use cameras for the kids plus a full range of
pro equipment for her use from our Drummond Street showroom.”