Polegate Calendar photos set to impress

Dan Dunbar with his charity calendar
Dan Dunbar with his charity calendar

A charity calendar which features pictures of Polegate and surrounding areas has gone on sale to raise funds for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

The Polegate and local village life photography calendar showcases images taken by residents and features scenes from several areas including Polegate, Wannock, Alfriston and Arlington.

Calendars are now on sale for £5 and proceeds will go directly to St Wilfrid’s which is a hospice based in Eastbourne.

The calendars are available from various outlets in the area including Withers DIY, Archer and partners and the Hair Shop in Polegate.

Organiser Dan Dunbar, who has coordinated the project for the last five years, said he was impressed with the quality of the images and wanted to thank everyone for contributing.

He said: “The quality of images in this year’s calendar is very high and I am proud of the product going on sale.

“Last year we managed to raise £1,500 for St Wilfrids through the sales of calendars and we are confident to match it this year.”

Dan continued: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved for their support, especially to my sponsors who have made the calendar possible for the fifth year.”

Calendars will also be available at the Polegate Dickensian afternoon on November 29. It will also be sold at St Wilfrid’s Lights of Love services on November 30, December 7 at St Wilfrid’s or December 9 at St George’s Church, Polegate.

Last year the calendar raised around £1,500 for the hospice.

Dan presented a cheque with the sum to the hospice last year.

Speaking last year about the competition and the calandar sales, Dan talked about how supportive residents had been and said he was thrilled to have raised the money for the hospice.

He said: “Polegate and local residents have been very supportive for the fourth year running.

“I would like to thank my sponsors who make it possible to create the popular calendar and everyone involved for their support.

“Especially those who have been selling the calendars, and a big thank you to everyone who has purchased a calendar in making it another great success.”

Pictures in past calendars have featured the Polegate/Willingdon windmill, golden fields with haybales and local prominent buildings of historic interest.