The much sought-after Lincs Skies Calendar is now available in Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance shop in Spalding Sheep Market, with all proceeds being donated to charity.
Produced by Lincs Skies and featuring the 12 winning photos from a recent Lincolnshire Big Skies competition on the @LincsSkies Twitter page, it shows the best of Lincolnshire’s beautiful skies all year round, from perfect summer days with no cloud in sight to frosty, fog-covered winter scenes.
The colour, A3 wall calendar would make the perfect Christmas gift and is on sale for £9. You can also buy a copy online at www.lincsskies.com or in a range of smaller shops and businesses across Lincolnshire, all listed on the Lincs Skies website.
Rachel Rodgers, who started @LincsSkies in March, said: “I’ve been completely overwhelmed by the support from local businesses and the online Lincs Skies community, all of whom helped to get the calendar idea off the ground.
“I’m really grateful to the judges of the competition and the sponsors, without whom I couldn’t have funded the printing costs.
“The best part is that if we sell all the calendars we print, we will raise a significant amount of money for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, a fantastic Charity that helps to save lives every day.”
Each time the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance are called out to an emergency situation it costs around £2,100. On average the crew attends three incidents a day, 365 days of the year. Each year the charity needs to raise £2.1million to keep flying and saving lives.
Sally Crawford, deputy chief executive of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, added: “The Lincs Skies Calendar is a perfect gift for friends and relatives. It is quite fitting that the calendar features photos of some beautiful skies as our crew spend a lot of time in the air and often see for themselves some stunning sights.
“The glossy calendar is of good quality and is beautifully designed. It is the ideal way to enjoy the beautiful big skies of Lincolnshire whilst helping to keep our Ambucopter flying and helping to save lives.
“We’re delighted that Rachel chose to support our Charity and are excited to be selling the calendars in our shops across Lincolnshire.”