OUR 2023 CALENDAR IS ON SALE
Our volunteer has scooped first prize in the annual photo competition with their picture of Featherstone Bridge now adorning the front cover of our charity calendar.
After a day spent volunteering on the River South Tyne near Haltwhistle, Adrian White from Jesmond returned to the area for a walk and spotted his chance to capture the reflection of the bridge in the river.
It was picked alongside 11 other images from our annual competition to produce the 2023 calendar, showcasing the fantastic wildlife and rivers of the Tyne catchment which stretches from Kielder to Alston and right out to Tynemouth.
Adrian White says: “I’d been out with the other volunteers pulling Himalayan Balsam from the banks of the South Tyne. It’s such a nice spot that I returned the next day for a walk and saw my chance to catch the reflection of the bridge in the river on such a glorious day.”
Alongside the bridge, other images include Tynemouth Pier, a pair of Great Crested Grebes and a Tyne Otter. The glossy calendar is sold to raise money to support the vital work that the Trust does to improve the river through education, tackling pollution and practical conservation work.
The production costs of the calendar have been covered by EGGER, the chipboard factory which sits alongside the River Tyne at Hexham as part of its commitment to sustainability and the environment. This means that the Trust receives 100% of every online sale.
Ceri Gibson, CEO of Tyne Rivers Trust says: “It’s fantastic to see the beauty and diversity of our catchment captured in print. The fact that so many people want to support us by taking part in the competition highlights the important role that the rivers play in people’s lives.
“I’m so pleased to see an image from one of our hardworking volunteers on the front cover –it’s great to see them get the recognition they deserve as they help us to achieve so much for the river.”
Every purchase of the calendar helps the Trust to continue its work to reduce flooding through natural flood management, to improve habitat for wildlife and reduce pollution, which is becoming increasingly important as we live through the effects of a changing climate.”
Tobias Zimmermann, Plant Director Technical/Production at EGGER says: “We are delighted to support the ongoing work of Tyne Rivers Trust. Their continued focus on sustainability, is a good fit with our environmental commitment at EGGER.”
The calendar can be bought form our online shop click here . It is also stocked by Hexham Abbey gift shop, Forum books in Corbridge and Barrasford Village Shop.