23 November 2001


Left: The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution will benefit from cash raised by a calendar created by a retired teacher from Herefordshire. Farmer Freds Country Calendar makes a fun but educational Christmas present, says its creator June Hurst. It features pictures drawn by children, with interesting seasonal facts and figures. "I designed this calendar to foster a greater awareness of British rural traditions and the country way of life and to help raise funds and awareness for this most deserving cause," she says.

Right: Natural assets…The Northern Counties branch of the WFU is raising money for farming charities with its 2002 calendar. It features some of the regions ladies in less-than-full attire. Copies are available priced £8.50 (which includes p&p) by sending a cheque to WFU Calendar, PO Box 133, East Cowton, Northallerton, North Yorks. DL7 0YU. Cheques should be made payable to WFU Calendar.