A NEW calendar celebrating the best images of a town in southern Oxfordshire is being launched tomorrow.

Organisers of the Wantage Charity Calendar whittled down 100 ‘fantastic’ entries to 13, which have made each calendar month and the front cover.

Shots of King Alfred's statue, Sparsholt Firs, Court Hill Woods and iconic local beauty spot have made the final cut.

The idea came from a community Facebook group, where member Lisa Parker-Smith suggested a photo competition, before graphic designer Warren Brown developed the suggestion.

Warren Brown, who designed and produced the calendar, said: “I took this idea and suggested to Ray Collins that the images would be great for a ‘Countryfile’ style calendar, which I have have done in the past, and I thought would be great for Wantage. We had to sort through over 100 fantastic entries from amateur photographers and people just snapping to get to the final 12 and one cover image.

He continued: "Each month is being sponsored by a local business to help with printing costs."

The launch will take place at the Wantage Healthiness and Happiness Day tomorrow, which will take place at the Beacon, in Wantage, from 11am to 4pm.

The new event covers various aspects of health, fitness, diet, nutrition, mental health and holistic and spiritual healing.

Speakers, American Dance School demonstrations and a raffle will also be on offer, while more than 40 stalls will be present, and the calendar on sale.

The product, which will cost £9.99, is set to be sold at various outlets in the Wantage area, including the Vale and Downland Museum.

All proceeds from sales will go to the Ray Collins Charitable Trust - which is also organising tomorrow's event - and Como Breast Cancer Support Group.

Ray Collins, who organised calendar distribution and funding, said: “We initially ordered 1,000 but hope to order 1,000 more.”