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1st Jul, 2022

Warwickshire creatives capture stunning scenes for law firm's charity calendar

SCENES from across Coventry and Warwickshire have been captured in a 2022 calendar created to raise cash for local charities.

Leamington-based law firm Wright Hassall launched the limited-edition calendar to celebrate its 175th anniversary this year, inviting local people to take part.

Budding photographers were called on to submit a photograph or drawing of a local landmark to the calendar, with a chance to have their entry featured on the cover and to win £175.

‘Early morning mist over River Itchen’ by Malcolm Hepple was selected as the winning entry from more than 30 submissions.

A total of 500 calendars have been printed for free by Kenilworth-based printers, Emmersons Press, and are available for £5.

The calendar is hoped to raise £2,500 towards the law firm’s chosen four charities for the year – Helping Hands Community project, Warwick District Foodbank, Tiny Tim’s Children’s Centre and Warwickshire Young Carers.

Firm partner Peter Lowe said: “We had a tremendous response to our calendar competition with 12 beautiful images captured by the local community, but Malcolm’s picture really stood out for us.

“Congratulations to him and a big well done to all of the local photographers who have featured in this special calendar to celebrate our 175th anniversary while raising important funds for our four charities of the year.

“We would also like to thank the team at Emmersons for their generous support.”

Mr Hepple snapped his winning photograph during a morning birthday walk in Long Itchington, where he lives, in April.

He said: “I’m really delighted to win. Since retiring I have loved taking landscapes. I’m out most days – I just can’t put my camera down!

“This photo was taken on an early morning walk about 6am which is the best time to get photos like this. I thought it was a perfect setting for the calendar as it shows a nice rural scene on a cool but sunny morning, with the mist clinging to the ground.”

The calendar is among a number of initiatives launched by Wright Hassall to mark its 175th anniversary this year including tree planting and an ‘Acts of Kindness’ project which asks the public to nominate such acts in the community, with a monthly winner receiving £175 to donate to a charity of their choice.

Visit www.wrighthassall175.co.uk/calendar to buy a calendar.

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