Monday, 4 May 2009

Roy launches 2010 calendar for charity

 IT might seem a touch premature, but writer Roy Millar wants to be out of the traps first.

That’s why his 2010 calendar covering rural Worcestershire is in the shops now.

“We have to beat the major publishers,” the Malvern man said.

And since Roy’s calendar is being sold to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice, no one will begrudge him a flying start.

The calendar has been compiled by the same team that produced his two books – that’s Roy, who supplies the words, and Evesham artist Barbara Butcher, who has painted 12 watercolours of Worcestershire scenes.

Now comes the calendar and most of the illustrations for it have been drawn from photographs taken by Roy. He said: “Having done two books, we wanted to try something different and, seeing as my health isn’t as good as it was, I didn’t fancy the effort of a lot of detailed research, so we came up with the idea of a calendar.

“I decided on St Richard’s Hospice to benefit from my last book because my brother died in a hospice. It made sense that they benefited from the calendar too.”

The calendar is available from Malvern Link Post Office or EKS newsagents in Albert Park Road, Malvern, or by calling Roy on 01684 8892170. Pubs Calendar 2010 costs £5.95.

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