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Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust launches 2014 calendar
9:00am Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
The Dales have provided the inspiration for a charity calendar that will raise money to help protect and enhance this precious landscape for years to come.
The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust’s 2014 calendar features some iconic Dales scenes including Malham Cove, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent to name just a few.
Each image has been captured on camera by a different photographer and brought together through a Facebook photography competition which the trust ran last year in collaboration with one of its business supporters, Dales Holiday Cottages.
All of the participating photographers provided their images for free to help the charity raise vital funds to support their work across the region.
Sebastian Oake – the photographer of January’s image, Sheep in Winter at Hubberholme – said: “The Yorkshire Dales National Park is beautiful, we all know that. But maybe we take it for granted a little too much.
“The countryside needs looking after to stay special, which is why I welcome the work of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust. I hope this calendar will inspire people to support important projects like planting trees and putting wild flowers back into meadows.”
To help maximise the fundraising potential of the calendar, Skipton-based design and web agency Fever Digital agreed to undertake all the design work free of charge.
Managing director Richard Pettifer said: “We are lucky to have an office in such a wonderful location, on the edge of the Dales. We are pleased and proud to be able to play our part in keeping the Dales a special place to live and work.”
All money raised through the sale of the calendar will play a vital role in helping YDMT to continue important projects across the Yorkshire Dales and beyond, including restoring wildlife habitats such as broadleaf woodlands and wildflower hay meadows, education and outreach work, improvements to access, and supporting local community groups and businesses.
The calendar is available to buy online priced at £10 (including UK delivery) via ydmt.org/shop or by calling 015242 51002.