George Herringshaw

George Herringshaw - Photographer. - YOUR NAME HERE (as above)

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 01 January 1970

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      Sunday, 18 March 1945
      Dublin, Ireland.
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They NEED your help ! George used his vision. Help them gain their's. A career in Geology. £150 per month for 30,000 plus pages. Prostate cancer.

George Herringshaw - Photographer. - YOUR NAME HERE (as above)




Financial support with a light touch, for which we will show real appreciation.

We will acknowledge the financial support you are giving us by ‘promoting’ you

on our front page and on the top of every one of our photos pages. There are

over 27,000 of them. The cost ? To you, a modest £150 per month, but to us a

secure future.  Partrons are our best means of securing sporting heroes' future.


Here is our ideal scenario.


We attract five Partrons each of whom will compliment one another and in co-operation

lift all our on-line profiles. Each Partron will be given a prominent button on

the front page and a button on each of the photo pages. They all are live

and each of the 27,000 will link through to our partrons' own web site. The buttons are jpegs,

but we will change or rotate them every week or as agreed.


Our Partrons in turn mention on their web site what Sporting Heroes is all about and that

Sporting Heroes is delighted to have received their support. However, we do not want support

at any price.


Like Wikipedia and the B.B.C. we do not want ‘flash-bang-wallop-in-your-face’ adverts

disfiguring our site,; even though ‘Advertising’ might be the obvious solution. We could

have sold our soul to the sports mad gambling industry years ago. We think our idea is

a more subtle solution. Social media options we will leave to our Patrons.

Photos are our forte: not forums.


Here’s your ‘excluse’.


How you might rationalize your financial support is flexible: a heritage project, supporting

the Arts (photography is an art form), worthy cause, perhaps even helping an ageing population:

George is 74 (and not too proud to ask for your helping hand).

He loves his work - expanding and improving Sporting Heroes - but has been inclined to overlook

the running cost. Not so much his time, he gives that willingly, but the travelling expenses.




Sporting Heroes was started by George Herringshaw in 1999 with the ambition to record for

posterity every sportsman and sportswoman of significance he and his staff photographers

have photographed since 1970 and up to the present day. Thus far there are over 14,000 individual

sports stars and 40,000 (+) images on sporting heroes. With his 50th year as a professional

sports photographer fast approaching his monumental task is proving to be ‘financially challenging’,

as the euphemism would have it. So a little help is needed to support the project which he sees

as much as heritage, as informative and entertainment.


Your I.D.


Advertiser, Benefactor, Donor, Partner, Patron, Supporter, Sponsor, Philanthropist ?  

Or just in love with sport.




George Herringshaw  27 Park View, Leicester, England. LE3 6SJ