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Calendar set to raise extra cash
A CHARITY in Royal Wootton Bassett celebrated the launch of their 2014 calendar featuring photos taken by local amateur photographers yesterday.
Money raised from the sales of the Rotary Club of Royal Wootton Bassett Town’s fifth calendar will go towards the Wiltshire Air Ambulance and national charity Help For Heroes as well as local Rotary charities.
John Walduck, 75, co-ordinated the team from the Rotary Club who have been working on the calendar since March.
He said: “I think it’s good. It’s bright and colourful and it’s a great showcase of the sights around our local area.”
The calendar sports 12 different scenes taken by photographers throughout the year, with each photograph relating to each month.
About 160 photographs were submitted for the calendar.
Chris Tidball, 68, who was part of the team who helped to choose the final selection of photos, said: “It was difficult to choose and they kept coming in, even after the deadline.
“And some of those were so good it made the decision difficult.
“We had some stunning photos.”
Scenes include swans crossing the frozen canal, woodland scenes of Lydiard Park, summer visions of Jubilee Lake, birds, squirrels, insects and summer blooms.
Rotary club president Marie Bernhardt said: “The whole club has been very much involved in the making of this calendar and got it out nice and early in time for it to go out all over the world.”
Mayor Linda Frost said: “It’s absolutely beautiful and I am sure that it will be very popular in Bassett.”
It is hoped that it will raise £7,000 for the nominated charities, which will add to the £25,000 already raised through the calenders.
Calendars cost £7 and are available from Sainsbury’s, Bassett Electrical, Londis, the counters in the Post Office, Greatfield Nurseries & Garden Centre, Morrison's, ABC Tyres, and J Rouse & Sons.
In the next few days photographs printed in the calendar will be available at www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=1871.
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