Hairdresser launches charity calendar

AN amateur photographer hopes to raise �1,750 for charity after producing her second woodland calendar.

Suzy Laycock sold more than 350 copies of her first calendar last Christmas, raising almost �1,500 towards the upkeep of Gobions Wood.

And now the self-employed hairdresser hopes to collect an even bigger sum this time around.

Suzy, of Gobions Way, Little Heath, was inspired to produce her first calendar after watching BBC environmental show Countryfile, which produces an annual calendar for Children in Need.

The 49-year-old, who has lived in the village for the last three-and-a-half years, said: “I have always liked taking photos, but since I moved here I have been even more passionate about it.”

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Suzy, who is originally from Barnet, described the reaction to last year’s calendar as “amazing”.

“I was gobsmacked by the response I got,” she said.

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“I have printed twice the amount this year, so I need more people to buy it.”

The calendar will raise money for the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, which is responsible for the upkeep of Gobions Wood.

And Suzy believes the charity does an impressive job maintaining the area.

“It is a very good cause and lots of people enjoy the woodland,” she said.

“I walk there everyday with my dogs.

“It is a beautiful site and people come from far and wide to walk it.”

The mum-of-one added: “When the bluebells are out in May it is absolutely stunning.”

The calendar is available in two sizes: A3, which costs �9.99, and skinny, which costs �5.99.

For more information, including details of where you can buy the calendar, call Suzy on 01707 656883 or 07885 045698.

On Wednesday, December 2, the calendar will be for sale at an open day in Barclays Bank, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar. The open day runs from 10am to 1pm and the bank will match pound for pound the money raised from calendar sales.

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