‘Sanddancer’s calendar’ features vibrant pictures of South Shields

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections
Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections

Vibrant images of South Shields which adorn a new charity calendar will give a financial boost to one of the town’s best-loved good causes.

The calendar, the brainchild of borough couple Jim Robertson and Meg Taylor, was compiled after they called on amateur photographers to take part in a Facebook competition.

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.'Image, Fred Muddit

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.'Image, Fred Muddit

An online vote helped select the best 12 images to be representative of the dozen months of the year.

Borough businesses also offered their support and all the profits raised from the sale of the ‘Sanddancer’s Charity Calendar’ will go towards Cancer Connections, based in Boldon Lane, South Shields.

The official launch of the calendar will be held at the town’s Hawthorn Arts studio in Westoe Road, between 1pm and 3pm on Sunday, October 11.

But it is already on sale, at the cost of £5, from Hawthorn Arts, Apollo Bathrooms in Fowler Street and Cancer Connections itself.

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.

Among the images are several coastal shots, including Marsden Rocks and Souter Lighthouse, alongside South Shields Old Town Hall and its more-recent equivalent in Westoe Road.

Mr Robertson, from Boldon Colliery, said: “It is hoped to run a calendar each year to support local charities and to help promote local small businesses.

“There is a special photo for October, taken in the 1960s by Fred Mudditt, who was a South Shields policeman who later made his love of photography a career,

“His daughter, Julie Northam, helped run the Facebook group from where the idea originated.”

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.'January by Alex Storey

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.'January by Alex Storey

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.'September by Mary Oliver

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.'September by Mary Oliver

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.'July by Ryan Northam

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.'July by Ryan Northam

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.'December by Trevor Dunham

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.'December by Trevor Dunham

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.'November by Stephen Moran

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.'November by Stephen Moran

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.'May by Terry Smith

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.'May by Terry Smith

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.'April by Stephen Moran

Jim Robertson has put together a charity calendar for Cancer Connections.'April by Stephen Moran