Dilys Price OBE is one of the most amazing people I have ever met and photographed. Now in her 80s, Dilys has an unquenchable thirst for life. And at ‘An Evening With Dilys Price’ (Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre 14th July 2019), she told the expectant audience about her life and what makes her tick.
I first met Dilys Price at the wonderful Touch Trust. Touch Trust is a registered charity based in Cardiff, at the iconic Wales Millennium Centre. They provide unique creative movement programmes for individuals with learning disabilities, those affected by autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), complex needs, behaviour which challenges, and other vulnerable groups in the community. The charity was created by Dilys. Touch Trust is also one of my eldest son’s favourite places. Greg has learning difficulties, Down’s Syndrome and health problems. Greg and my wife Jackie even featured in a video part of Dilys’s presentation.
Dilys’s story was fascinating. It was not until 1996 that she founded Touch Trust, at an age when most people are planning retirement. She was 54 when she started jumping our of aeroplanes. Since her first jump, “Daredevil Dilys” has raised thousands of pounds for charity and completed in excess of 1,140 jumps. She is a remarkable lady and an example to us all. And she is right when she tells us all to make the most of every day and that life is for living.
Paul Fears is a event, commercial and industrial photographer based in South Wales and to discuss any photography project, please contact Paul via email on email@example.com.