WINSFORD’S official calendar 2024 was 'a sell-out', with copies reaching as far as Ukraine.

Put together each year by the Friends of Winsford Town Park, money raised goes towards the upkeep one of the residents' most cherished green spaces.

Some of the money also goes to St Luke’s Hospice, the group’s partner charity, as it continue to provide vital end-of-life care for cancer patients in and around Winsford.

While most copies stayed local, some customers sent them to friends and family around the world, says Friends chairman, John Malam.

Northwich Guardian: This year's calendar features images from the Town Park itself, including this snowy 'January' entry This year's calendar features images from the Town Park itself, including this snowy 'January' entry (Image: John Malam)

He added: “We were particularly pleased hear a copy has been posted to Ukraine by a Winsford family who hosted a Ukrainian lady forced to flee her home country because of the war with Russia.

“She has now returned to Ukraine but her Winsford hosts are keeping in touch with her.

“Overall, it’s been a brilliant year for the calendar. It was a sell-out, with the last copies snapped up a few days before New Year.”

“Our thanks go to the calendar’s photographers and sponsors, to the NeuroMuscular Centre who designed and printed it, and to the local retailers who put copies out for sale, or who let us come in-store to sell it directly to customers.

“But most of all, it’s a big ‘thank you’ to the hundreds of Winsford residents who bought copies.”

John confirmed £300 from the profits of year’s calendar were donated to St Luke’s Hospice, and an additional £281 from table-top donations.

In the four years since the Friends began donating to St Luke’s, the Winsford calendar has raised a total of £2,750 for the hospice.

Rachel Hughes, community fundraiser at St Luke’s, said: “The continued support from the Friends of Winsford Town Park is gratefully received by St Luke’s.

“The calendar is put together by local people for our local hospice and the fantastic amount raised each year really does help St Luke’s to care for our community”