B&FC students create charity calendar to raise money for Trinity Hospice and Brian House

Published on 08/02/2018 by pfi

Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) photography students have produced a charity calendar to raise money for Trinity Hospice and Brian House.

The project is part of the College’s B&FCinspire programme and students’ images were considered by a panel of staff from the College’s Creative Arts and Digital Industries curriculum area before being put forward for inclusion in the calendar.

It has already proved popular when on sale at recent College open events and is now available from Trinity Hospice outlets, as well as B&FC.

Sue Crosbie, Employability Team Manager at B&FC, said:

“We are really pleased with how the calendar turned out and hopefully it will raise lots of money for such a worthwhile cause.

“We wanted to come up with a student project which would be engaging for them but also raise money for the College’s charity.

“As part of our Student Focus project this year we have themed months and October – when we first began planning the calendar – was resilience, so that’s the theme we went for.

“As well as stunning photographs taken by students of differing levels of experience, each month features an inspirational and encouraging quote chosen by the team.

“We think they look great and sales are going really well in College – where we have already raised several hundred pounds.”

The calendar has had input from students studying at Level 2 – all the way up to degree-level photographers.

The images used are in a range of visually arresting styles, with many featuring notable local landscapes and landmarks.

Michelle Lonican, community fundraiser for Trinity Hospice and Brian House, said:

“We really appreciate the support of this talented group of students. The calendars are really professionally done and I know will sell very well indeed.

“Money from their sale will help support patients, not just in the hospice but across the Fylde Coast community.

“A massive thank you to everyone involved in this thoughtful project.”

Anyone interested in buying a calendar, with all proceeds going to Trinity Hospice and Brian House, please contact Sue Crosbie on 01253 352352 or email sue.crosbie@blackpool.ac.uk