Local photographer, John Varley, took first place for his photo of Reddish Vale in our calendar competition last year. As a result he was offered the chance to donate all of the money raised through calendar sales to one of our 2018 Community Awards finalists.
John chose Stockport Signpost for Carers who previously received £750 in the 2018 Community Awards.
Our Marketing team visited Signpost Stockport for Carers headquarters in Heaton Moor to speak with their people and to see how the funding can impact their charitable work. Signpost provides carers in the local area with advice, support and information related to caring as well as time to recharge from their taxing job. They host wellbeing days which offer therapy and treatments to carers alongside refreshments in order to boost their morale and emotional wellbeing. We attended one of these events in 2018 to sell calendars and to see Signpost Stockport for Carers in action in the community.
Marketing Manager Alex Deakin said: ‘We are very thankful to the local community for purchasing our 2019 calendars in support of Signpost Stockport for Carers, the donations will go a long way in helping support such an important charity’.
Sales of our 2019 calendar totalled £873.60, all of which has been donated directly to Stockport Signpost for Carers making the total amount received by the group £1623.60.