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Friends of Ilkley Riverside Parks calendar is launched

This Saturday, the Friends of Ilkley Riverside Parks will launching its inaugural 2022 calendar.

All the photographs in the calendar are from the winners of the groups 2021 photographic competition, which celebrate the changing seasons in the areas beside the River Wharfe in Ilkley. Featuring in the calendar are 3 photos taken by budding young photographers as part of the competitions under 16 category.

Each month of the calendar is supported by local businesses who have sponsored a photograph to cover the costs of producing the calendar. This will allow all the money raised through sales to go towards Friends of Ilkley Riverside Parks ongoing works programme. This includes a new project fund for the refurbishment of the flowerbeds near the Riverside Hotel, together with essential equipment for use during the group’s regular work parties. Moreover further improvements to the eastern side of the Riverside memorial gardens are planned to complement the improved memorial area.

The calendar is available to purchase from FOIRP’s stall including the Clarke Foley Centre this Saturday, 27 November, Copies are also available in town at la Stazione, The Little Teahouse and the Riverside Hotel. A stall will be held in the Riverside Gardens each Saturday from 10am throughout December. There is also the option to order the calendar online for delivery in Ilkley and ben Rhydding.

George Buckley, the project coordinator said. “I would like to thank all our supporters who have made this project possible by getting out into the park and capturing photographs that showcase it at its best moments. I would also like to pass on my thanks to the wonderful local organisations who have supported the calendar, including, Ilkley Lawn Tennis Club, la Stazione, The Little Teahouse, The Riverside Hotel, Regents Orthodontics, The Ticket Office, Charles Clinkard, Moss and Moor, Mortens, Tony Reed Photography, The Rotary Club of Ilkley and The Rotary Club of Ilkley Wharfedale.”

“The calendar makes an ideal Christmas gift as well as supporting a worthwhile cause” George adds.

For more information about sales locations please see the FOIRP Facebook group or website friends-of-ilkley-riverside-parks.com where you can also order online.

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