A SHORT time ago in a firm not too far, far away a group of accountants embarked on an epic quest to boldly go where no firm has gone before.

The words are from a trailer for a charity calendar which has been produced by a Northwich-based accountancy firm.

The calendar features members of the accounts and audit team at Bennett Brooks in Winnington Avenue recreating posters for famous films ranging from Love Actually, Twilight and Chicago to Avatar, Shaun of the Dead and Reservoir Dogs.

The calendar features Marcus Baghurst from Northwich, Cat Bennett from Barnton, Melanie Garnett from Acton Bridge, Adrian Hill from Frodsham, Jim Jackson from Crewe and Rachel Sharples from Knutsford.

It is raising money for CHICKS, a charity providing free respite breaks for children across the UK who live in poverty, suffer abuse, are young carers or have lost parents.

“We are promoting and selling this calendar to our clients, friends and family through Just Giving to raise money for this brilliant cause,” said Rachel.

“For a donation of £5 or more people will receive a calendar, and we are hoping to raise £2,000 for the charity.

“Initially we were raising money for a charity which we were going to nominate later.

“However, towards the end of last year we were nominated for employer of the year at an associated publication, Accountancy Age.

“At the awards they were promoting the CHICKS Christmas appeal, and our directors were so moved by the charity we decided to nominate them as our chosen charity, and subsequently the money raised from the calendar is going to support their work.

“As a team we decided to produce a movie poster-themed calendar to help raise money and awareness for this amazing charity.

“We came up with the idea for the calendar at our annual staff conference at Peckforton Castle, and discussed movie posters we could recreate.

“We got together with a few props, green screen and photography equipment and put the calendar together.

“The whole department got involved to recreate famous movie posters, such as Pulp Fiction and Love Actually, with everything including the Photoshop wizardry being done by individuals from scratch.”

Local printing company Think Print has supported the firm in producing the calendar.

You can click the text at the end of the trailer to make a donation to the justgiving page, and to receive a calendar, if you have donated at least £5, email ichiban@bennettbrooks.co.uk

The other films featured in the calendar are ET, Predator, Independence Day, Pulp Fiction, The Terminator, The Da Vinci Code and Home Alone.

Watch the promotional trailer for the calendar below.