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Social media helps photographer create calendar to raise money for Cancer Research UK

A Scottish photographer from Howwood, Renfrewshire, has used social media to find a group of cancer survivors that would feature in a calendar to raise money for charity.

Caroline Stewart, who has reportedly witnessed the effects of cancer first-hand, had taken part in a number of fundraising initiatives for Cancer Research UK before she decided to utilise her photography skills to make a difference and help the charity.

Stewart posted on social media that she was looking for people who had battled cancer to feature in a fundraising calendar – which would be themed “The Fight Within” – and received over 300 messages from people wishing to take part.

From a six-year-old to an 87-year-old, the calendar features 18 people of different ages and has so far raised over £13,000 for Cancer Research UK.

 

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‘Looking at them you’d never know’

On the subject of choosing people to be included in the calendar, Stewart told the Daily Record: “The people who stuck out to me faced it head on and didn’t feel sorry for themselves. There was one way to go onwards and upwards and they were the people I was extremely drawn to.”

She added: “Every single model, I’m now very proud to say, is a friend. It’s such an honour to be part of this. They’re all very natural images. All these men, women and children really do have a fight within them. Looking at them you’d never know.”

For information about the calendars, which cost £10, please click here.

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