The Wantage 2019 Calendar is now on sale for £9.99 from Peter B Ledbury Ltd, Rowes Newsagents (Wantage Post Office), The Vale and Downland Museum, The Cornerstone Cafe in Grove, KA Fitness and Bretts Pharmacy in Grove to name a few, and it will be for sale at various Christmas fares, a stall outside Ledburys at some point and the Dickensian Evening 2018. All proceeds from the calendar will go to The Ray Collins Charitable Trust and The Como Breast Cancer Support Group.
The calendar idea came from the Wantage and Grove Community Facebook group, where a member suggested a photo competition where members submit pictures and the most popular would be featured for the week. Local designer Warren Brown (of Brown Creative) took this idea and suggested to Ray Collins (of The Ray Collins Trust) that the images would be great for a Countryfile style calendar showing images of Wantage and surrounding areas. The idea was born and announced on the Facebook group.
Over 100 fantastic entries from amateur photographers had to be sorted through to get to the final 12 pictures and one cover image. Each month is sponsored by a local business to help with printing costs. Warren designed the calendar without charge.