Calendar girl Sylvia urges Wearside to support St Benedict’s

Sylvia Stoneham with 2012 St Benedict's Hospice calandar.
Sylvia Stoneham with 2012 St Benedict's Hospice calandar.
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A HOSPICE is hoping to raise valuable funds through the release of a new calendar.

The 2012 St Benedict’s Hospice calendar is available to buy now from the hospice direct, via mail-order or from the Tourist Information Office in Sunderland.

Sylvia Stoneham, St Benedict’s’ fund-raiser, said that the calendar was vital to the hospice.

She said: “It’s not just about the money that the calendars generate, but also for the information it provides about us, what we do and how people can fund-raise.

“It is an important information stream as well as an income stream for us.”

St Benedict’s has 3,500 calendars available.

Sylvia said: “The calendars have always been successful because they contain pictures of local scenes. People don’t just buy them for their own homes, but for friends and relatives abroad. I will be sending one to my daughter who is backpacking around Australia, so she can put it up in her caravan.”

The calendars are priced at £3.50 each and the money raised will go towards helping the hospice continue to offer care to the people of Sunderland.