Calendar celebrates the best of Boston

Hot off the press ' from left, calendar designer Emma Staff, Cllr Mary Wright and Cllr Carol Taylor take a look at one of the first Boston Official Calendars 2015.
Hot off the press ' from left, calendar designer Emma Staff, Cllr Mary Wright and Cllr Carol Taylor take a look at one of the first Boston Official Calendars 2015.

A calendar celebrating the best of Boston will be sold to raise cash for two deserving causes.

The full-colour glossy calendar will be launched next Friday - with the production cost met by sponsors, including The Standard.

Half the money raised will go to help research a better understanding of the Epstein-Barr Virus and its behaviour and to develop a vaccine which will one day hopefully protect all young people.

In rare cases the virus, which causes Glandular Fever, can set off a very aggressive form of Lymphome cancer.

This set of circumstances led to the death just over eight months ago of Lucy-Anne Lumb, 19-years-old and the daughter of Judy and Steve Lumb. Steve is Boston Borough Council’s head of built environment and development.

The other half of the proceeds will go towards a youth training programme organised by Boston’s Witham Sailing Club.

This gives children from all backgrounds an opportunity to get on the water and experience the fun of sailing.

The idea for the calendar was proposed by borough councillors Carol Taylor and Mary Wright, after admiring a council-hosted exhibition of work by talented local photographer Chris Lewis.

Mr Lewis was commissioned to take photographs throughout the year to reflect the changing seasons in some of Boston’s best-loved locations.

Coun Taylor said: “The idea was to promote beautiful Boston and, at the same time, do some good for two deserving causes.”

The calendar will have its official launch by MP Mark Simmonds and the Mayor of Boston Coun Alison Austin at the Guildhall on Friday, September 19, after which it will go on sale.

It will be available from reception in Municipal Buildings, the Guildhall, the Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex and online at the council’s website, www.boston.gov.uk It will also be available from town centre shops and Coun Taylor and Wright are to man a stall on the market to sell it.

The calendar has been designed by the council’s communications department and printed by Digital Printing Services of Boston and Sleaford.