A Shropshire charity has launched a new fine art calendar – featuring a donated wooden chair. The Furniture Scheme, based in Ludlow, commissioned local photographer Nigel Bishop, who has spent months capturing images of the chair in unexpected locations across south Shropshire.
The 2018 calendar is a new way of fundraising and will be on sale this month at all Furniture Scheme outlets, Castle Bookshop in Ludlow and online at www.furniturescheme.co.uk.
Chief Executive of the charity, Jean Jarvis MBE, said: “The photographs really are quite stunning. It features some of south Shropshire’s most beautiful locations.
“We thought producing a calendar would be a good way to highlight the work we do, to remind people throughout the year and pay tribute to our wonderful volunteers.”
The Furniture Scheme has been supporting people in need in South Shropshire for more than 22 years. The charity was initially formed to address growing concerns about the amount of waste going to landfill. It recycles or repairs donated furniture and household goods before passing them on to those in need or selling them to fund work placements for the unemployed. Furniture is restored at the carpentry workshop in Friars Walk before being sold at the Warehouse in Weeping Cross Lane or Renaissance on Tower Street.
The charity also runs Rockspring Community Centre in Ludlow and the Charity Bookshop and CasCA in Craven Arms.
Jean added: “This is the first time we have created a calendar and we look forward to seeing what people have to say. We hope people will buy these as gifts for Christmas and if all goes well it could become an annual publication.”