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Photographer’s charity bid

Tim Baxter will be auctioning the calendar he created at The Merrie Lion pub, run by Nigel and Daphne Leck, in Fenny Compton to raise money after contracting a soft tissue cancer. NNL-140804-172847009

Tim Baxter will be auctioning the calendar he created at The Merrie Lion pub, run by Nigel and Daphne Leck, in Fenny Compton to raise money after contracting a soft tissue cancer. NNL-140804-172847009

An amateur photographer from Fenny Compton who survived cancer has created a village calendar to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

Tim Baxter was diagnosed with a soft tissue sarcoma after finding a lump on his leg in June last year. Following a successful operation he has been given the all clear.

The 42-year-old has created the calendar, which depicts life at the village pub, with the help of Royal photographer Ian Pelham-Turner.

Mr Baxter, who works in accounting, said: “Having successfully survived the operation and hopefully cancer, it made me re-question my life and I have decided to try to learn more about photography and become better at it.

“I believe that ten years ago my leg would have been amputated and this shows how far we have already come in trying to fight cancer.”

The dad of one has based the calendar on the village pub the Merrie Lion and taken pictures of landlord Nigel Leck and his staff while they work.

Mr Baxter hopes to sell the calendar at a raffle in the pub on Monday, May 26 from 5pm-7pm.

He said: “Nigel and Daphne at the pub have been really supportive of me. They have been giving me different ideas on how to make things 
better and allowed me to speak to all the local drinkers and take their pictures. It was quite amazing to have Ian’s help, and he has given me lots of advice.”

 

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