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Calendar competition to celebrate the work of Harrogate & District NHS staff and our local communities

Posted on: Thursday 6 Aug 2020

Keen photographers are being encouraged to enter a calendar competition celebrating the invaluable contribution of Harrogate & District NHS staff and our local communities in response to coronavirus.

The competition is being organised by Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity (HHCC) and Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust. The Charity funds specialist equipment, training and services; going above and beyond the provision of the NHS to help raise funds for all the departments and services at the Trust for the benefit of all patients and their families.

The winning entries will feature in the HHCC 2021 calendar and a number will be displayed on the corridor walls at Harrogate District Hospital. The calendar will be available to buy to support the important work of HHCC.

The theme of this year’s competition is to capture inspiring and original photos which highlight the incredible contribution NHS workers have made over the last few months and to celebrate the incredible support from the local community.

Charity Manager, Sammy Lambert, said: “We’re looking forward to seeing the creative images that people come up with to celebrate the contribution of NHS staff and the amazing communities that have stepped up in ways we have never seen before.

“The competition theme can be interpreted in many ways and pictures could include landscapes or people – it’s really about what’s inspired you during these challenging times.

“We are extremely grateful to the local community for their continued support and the calendar will be a wonderful way to share people’s experiences.”

One of last year’s winners, Anita Thompson, added: “I was delighted to find out that my pictures would be featured in the calendar and they look amazing in print. I take great pride in my photography and it’s great to know that my work is helping such a worthwhile charity, while also giving so many people the pleasure of seeing my pictures.”

Local communities and staff across Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust are invited to enter the photo calendar competition. The Trust is the principal provider of hospital services to the population of Harrogate and Rural District and North Leeds and provides a range of specialist Community Health Services. These include a wide range of community-based services for both adults and children. The Trust is the principal provider of 0-19 Community Children’s services in North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough, Darlington, County Durham, Stockton-On-Tees, Sunderland, and Gateshead localities.

Entries must be submitted by Monday 17 August 2020 at midnight and the winners will be notified the week commencing 24 August 2020 by phone and/or email.

Full details of the competition and how to enter can be found at https://hhcc.co.uk/events/photo-competition/

All entries should be submitted via HDFT.photocomp@nhs.net

Any queries or questions please email: HDFT.photocomp@nhs.net or call 01423 557408.