A veterinary group is doing its bit for a farming charity by launching its own 2017 calendar.

Farm vet Dan King (left) and Phil Alcock, Bishopton Veterinary Group partner.
Farm vet Dan King (left) and Phil Alcock, Bishopton Veterinary Group partner.

All proceeds from the sale of Bishopton Veterinary Group’s calendars are going to the mental health charity Mind, which has helped both clients and employees of the North Yorkshire practice in the past year.

Photography competition

The calendar is the result of a photography competition that attracted hundreds of photographs of farming across North Yorkshire that were posted to the Bishopton Farm Team Facebook page.

A judging team then narrowed entries down to the top 13, with the best of the rest included on a collage page on the reverse of the calendar.

Bishopton is a member of XL Vets and it was farm vet Dan King who had the idea of launching the calendar to showcase Yorkshire farming scenes – and raising funds for the national charity.

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

Beauty of nature

Charlotte Drake, community fund-raiser for Mind, said: “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.”

The calendars are available to buy at Bishopton practices in Ripon, Pateley Bridge, Easingwold and York, priced at £10 each, are are also stocked at Ripon Farm Services, Ripon Agricultural Supply Services, J Todd and Son, Green’s Country Store, Mole Country Valley, Houseman Contractors and York Auction Centre.

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