Budding photographers create charity calendar
PUBLISHED: 21:00 20 September 2012
BUDDING photographers from Weston and North Somerset have captured some of their most creative images for Weston Hospicecare's 2013 calendar.
The calendars, which will go on sale this week, include beautiful shots of the area from donkeys on the beach and sand sculptures to boats in Uphill and Tudor houses in Axbridge.
Several of the photographs were selected from iwitness24 – the Mercury’s website which aims to strengthen community links and offer local people the chance to upload their own news, videos and photos.
Linda Kelly from the hospice said: “The calendar is sold to raise money to support local people so it’s a lovely sentiment that local people also helped to create it.
“We couldn’t have done it without them.”
The photographs also double as postcards so people can share them with their friends and family.
Charlotte Richardson from iwitness24 said: “This is a great opportunity for our local budding photographers to share their work with the community and any visitors to the area.
“This kind of local link up was what we hoped iwitness24 would create and we’re delighted to see it working.”
The photographers who contributed to the calendar are Ian Smith, Patrick Elmont, Simon James, Elaine Turner, Alan David Hadley, Paula Palmer, and Magic Candle Photography. To submit your work to the iwitness24 site log on to weston.iwitness24.co.uk