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Photographic festive fund-raiser

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ROOM at the Inn – The Y Project – a Warrington based charity providing help and support for homeless and vulnerable people has published a festive fund-raising calendar and Christmas cards, using local scenes supplied by local photographers.

A spokesperson for the charity, which took over services from the old Warrington YMCA said: “We are very grateful to all the people who allowed us to use their photos for the Christmas card and calendar.

“We are always amazed at the generosity of our supporters in Warrington and once again they stepped up to help us. We are very proud of the Christmas card and calendar, which show, not only the beauty of Warrington, but the talent of all the photographers.

“We are also grateful to the sponsors of the cards, Kenyon Cutters, to Offset for sponsoring the calendars and our printers, Office Bridge Group.

The cards and calendars are available to buy from Room at the Inn, Room at the Inn Just Giving at the Christmas Fayre at Acorn to Oaks Community shop, Poacher’s Lane, Latchford, WA14 1TP or by messaging their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/RATIYProject/.
Cards cost £5 for a pack of 10 and calendars are £8. All proceeds will benefit Room at the Inn – The Y Project.

Local photographer Paul Jackson, who has a festive image of St Elphin’s Church on the calendar said: “When Room at the Inn asked if they could use my photo for their charity’s Christmas card I was delighted.

“It is such a worthwhile charity run by wonderful folk who do amazing work for our most vulnerable people. I remember when I took the image of St. Elphins, it was early morning and it had snowed. it was bitterly cold and it took me around 15 minutes to set up and get my shots. My hands and face were numb with the cold. I cannot imagine how cold it must be to sleep rough in such conditions as some of our homeless have to. I do hope lots of people can buy the cards and calendar and help to raise money that will be put to very good use.”

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