Make a date to buy EX13 calendar

PUBLISHED: 08:12 29 October 2014 | UPDATED: 08:12 29 October 2014

Nicola Russell who organsied the 'Life in EX13' calendar with Mary Harding. Photo by Chris Carson

Nicola Russell who organsied the 'Life in EX13' calendar with Mary Harding. Photo by Chris Carson

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Minster Church fundraiser features winning photos of some of the area's hidden gems

March's photo  in the EX13 'Hidden GemsMarch's photo in the EX13 'Hidden Gems" calendar is Market Traders by Jane Pennington

Axminster Church supporters are urging people to make a note in their diaries – to buy one of their new 2015 fundraising calendars

Called ‘Life in EX13 – Devon’s Hidden Gem’ it is the result of a competition inviting local photographers to provide shots of the area to illustrate every month.

Entries were shortlisted and judged by members of the public at the Axe Vale Festival in June.

The result is a calendar packed with superb images of the locality which is now on sale for £6.50 from a variety of outlets.

The project was organised by Nicola Russell and Mary Harding to aid the refurbishment of the historic Minster Church – and enable greater usage by the whole community.

Said Nicola: “Local involvement has been the key to this initiative and the good will generated since the launch in March has been tangible.

The result is a calendar that shows the fun, flood, festival and the fullness of life which is part of the make-up of this vibrant and beautiful corner of East Devon.”

The calendar is now available from local outlets including Mole Avon, Archway Bookshop and Millers Farm Shop as well as Membury Post Office and Hawkchurch Community Shop.

Amongst local businesses who have supported the project are Coombefield Veterinary Hospital, Morton’s Pharmacy, Archway Bookshop, Tinderbox Firewood, Fairwater Head Hotel, Burrow Farm Gardens, Logical Energy, Sublyme Café, Lyme Bay Winery, Axe Skips and Mole Avon.

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