ASHLEY FRANKLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

ALZHEIMER'S CALENDAR 2018


 

ANYONE FOR TENNIS?  ALZHEIMER'S CALENDAR 2018

 

Ashley has got together with a tennis-loving friend - JO WILLIAMS - to produce a themed calendar to help research into Alzheimer’s.

When Jo saw the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s on her dear mother, Dorothy, she was determined to help raise money for research.  ‘I realised my mother was one of 850,000 people with dementia in the UK’ says Jo, ‘and then I read that over 200,000 will develop dementia in the next year… that’s one every three minutes.’

‘If that’s not distressing enough, I found that dementia research is desperately underfunded.  It gets 13 times less funding than cancer, yet the cost to society is far greater.’

With the help of her tennis-loving friends, Jo decided to put a calendar together entitled Anyone for Tennis? And, to make it stand out, she thought she would make it fun and a bit cheeky, in the spirit of the well-loved ‘Calendar Girls’ from Rylstone & District WI. As Jo explains: ‘I thought the best way to raise awareness and funds was to raise a smile.’

Ashley was more than happy to help Jo, teaming up with another award-winning photographer, Paul Mellor.  ‘I was delighted to help Jo’ says Ashley, ‘especially as I saw my dear uncle – a happy, fun-loving, devoted family man - descend into Alzheimer’s.’

To view all the calendar pages, click here

You can purchase the calendar here (£10.00 plus £2.50 postage)