Calendars launched in memory of seven-year-old cancer victim

A charity which was set up in memory of a seven year old boy who died of cancer has launched its first calendar.

Calendars launched in memory of seven-year-old cancer victim

The Harry Johnson Trust has just gone to press with its new 2016 calendar and Christmas cards which it hopes will raise funds for the charity which aims to help children diagnosed with cancer and their families.

One of the new calendars

"This is the first time we have produced calendars and Christmas cards, and we thought it would be a lovely way to mark the first birthday of the Harry Johnson Trust," said Sally, who lives at Vennington, near Shrewsbury.

"The cards and calendar are as near to 100 per cent Shropshire as you can get. The photographs used and the artwork are by Shrewsbury photographer and artist Jim Roberts.

"All the images used are of well known and well loved places in and around Shropshire.

"They are all printed in Shropshire by Battlefield Printing Group. Our logo was designed by Yarringtons in Shrewsbury, using a drawing done by Harry before he died.

"Without the support of these local people and businesses, we would not have been able to even dream of producing the cards and calendars and we are so very grateful that people have been kind enough to lend us their expertise and support.

"All of the profits from the sale of every card and calendar will go to support children aged 0 to 18 who live in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin or Mid Wales who have cancer."

The calendars and cards will be on sale at St Mary's Christmas Charity Card Shop in Shrewsbury from October 23 until December 5, and at the Christmas shopping event at Prestfelde School, London Road on November 21. Calendars cost £5 each and the cards are £3.50 for a pack of ten.

The photographs and artwork are by Shrewsbury photographer and artist Jim Roberts.
Looking at the Boathouse from The Quarry in Shrewsbury

In the past 11 months the trust has provided dozens of local children battling cancer with fleece pillowcases and blankets, and provided vouchers for local shops, restaurants and attractions.

It has also paid for children and their families to go on holiday in Shropshire and further afield, bought books and equipment for the children's oncology ward in Telford and bought individual gifts for children.

"We work closely with the hospital to ensure the children receive the right treats at the right time," added Sally.

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