ECHO Trails calendar helps Dunoon foodbank

The ECHO (East Cowal Heritage Outdoors) Trails project has teamed up with a number of local, amateur photographers to produce a 2023 calendar dedicated to supporting the Dunoon Foodbank.

Back in June the ECHO Trails project, through its social media channels and website, requested photographs that reflected the key landmarks of east Cowal. Hundreds of outstanding snaps were sent in by avid photographers based both locally and around the UK and it proved to be a very difficult decision choosing the final 12.

Dave Walker of Dunoon Foodbank commented: “We’re delighted to be the beneficiaries of this wonderful calendar that really does cast east Cowal in a good light. We continue to see rising demand for our services. Every penny counts and every penny will be spent on our customers’ needs.”

The front cover features a stunning shot of Loch Eck dressed in its autumnal finery by Derek Prescott of Dunoon. Derek has a number of his seasonal images included alongside photos taken by Dan Romani, Stephanie Darkins, Anne Stamp, Emma Lagge and Rae Higginson. 

The calendars can be purchased for £5 at Bookpoint in Dunoon as well as Historic Kilmun.

Dinah McDonald from Bookpoint explained: “As we all have to tighten our belts with the energy price hikes and cost of living crisis, there’s ever more pressure placed on precious community resources like Dunoon Foodbank that assist an ever growing number of people requiring help in challenging times.

“I hope as many folk as possible will purchase a calendar and help to support their efforts in some small way,” added Dinah.

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