Calendar to help peace of mind

Bishopton Veterinary Group has launched its new Farming Charity Calendar for 2017 after hundreds entered its competition to capture the region's farming at its best.

All proceeds from the sale of the calendars are going to the mental health charity Mind which has helped clients and employees of the North Yorkshire practice over the past year.

The calendar is the result of a hugely successful Facebook photography competition which attracted hundreds of outstanding scenes of farming across the county o be included on the Bishopton Farm Team Facebook page.

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Narrowing the photographs down to a mere 13 proved so difficult the judging team included a collage page on the reverse for additional shots.

The calendar was the brainchild of Farm Vet Dan King, who felt it would be a great way to show off some fabulous Yorkshire farming scenes while raising much-needed funds for the national charity.

Dan said: “It was incredibly hard to narrow down to the final shots but we think they really show North Yorkshire farming at its best.

“We chose to support Mind as it is an incredible cause that helps the one in four people in the UK that experience a mental health problem every year.

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“The money raised will fund their vital work including the Mind Infoline.”

Charlotte Drake, Community Fundraiser for Mind, added: “Take notice is one of the five ways to wellbeing.

“This calendar focuses on the beauty of nature and taking five to appreciate its wonder and how it is captured in these photos is sure to make you smile.

“We want to thank Bishopton Veterinary Group for raising awareness and funds for our important work to ensuring everyone with a mental health problem gets the respect and support they deserve.”

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The calendars are available to buy at the Bishopton Veterinary Practices in Ripon, Pateley Bridge, Easingwold and York, priced at £10 each.

They are also stocked at the following outlets - Ripon Farm Services, Ripon Agricultural Supply Services, J Todd & Son, Green’s Country Store, Mole Country Valley, Houseman Contractors and York Auction Centre.