Hatfield calendar raises £1,140 for local causes

PUBLISHED: 12:07 17 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:07 17 May 2017

The Black and White Hatfield Calendar 2017.

The Black and White Hatfield Calendar 2017.

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Sales made from a Hatfield calendar have raised over a thousand pounds and have been donated to three worthy local causes.

The People of Hatfield Calendar raised a total of £1,140 after 228 copies were bought.

The calendar called ‘The Black and White Hatfield Calendar 2017’ features 13 photographs of Hatfield throughout the years, all in black and white.

The photographs were selected by judges following a competition that was held where any Hatfield resident could submit their pictures.

From the money raised £220 went towards the Christmas Meal at Friendship House.

Of the remaining money raised £460 was donated to the newly formed Hatfield-based Jamie McVeigh Foundation, and £460 was given to The Therapy For Isabella Fund.

The Jamie McVeigh Foundation was created after Jamie McVeigh, of Hatfield, died at the age of 19 on March 19, 2014.

The circumstances of the football fanatic’s death are still unknown.

Jamie’s family and friends set up the foundation in his name.

The aim of the foundation is to break down the barriers in young men so they know it’s okay not to be okay.

The foundation also aims to support young boys and girls from less fortunate backgrounds by increasing their life opportunities through financial support to join football clubs and teams.

The Therapy For Isabella Fund was created to support a Hatfield baby named Isabella, who was left severely brain damaged coming into the World.

Isabella’s Grandmother Tara Lister is raising funds to take her to Panama in July for revolutionary stem cell therapy that can stimulate and repair damaged brain cells.

Lenny Brandon, who organised the calendar, said: “The money is going to some very worthy local causes.

“I’ve started working on next year’s calendar already and I hope we reach even more people.

“I’d like to thank all of the photographers who sent in photos and were featured in the calendar, and Graham Price who designed the entire calender. Without him, it wouldn’t even exist.”

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