A PHOTOGRAPHER from Penarth has produced his second calendar of photographs to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society Cymru.

Phil Lewis' 2021 calendar is made up of photographs from his ‘Blue Hour in Penarth’ collection – a series of photographs taken in the hour immediately before the sun rises above the horizon.


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Mr Lewis said: “I chose photos from this collection to try to show Penarth in a slightly different light – there were very few people around at that time of day so it looks almost eerie.”

He produced a calendar back in 2019 showcasing his photographs of the popular seaside town.

He sold 300 calendars and raised £3,000 for people living with dementia here in South Wales.

Mr Lewis decided to do another calendar after reading about how covid-19 appeared to have a disproportionate effect on people living with dementia.

This year’s calendar has proved to be as popular with the first print run selling out immediately.

More have been produced and are currently available in shops in Penarth town centre including AB Snell, Bee Happy (Glebe Street), Hi-Plan Print (opposite Tesco Extra) and Foxy’s Deli

Community fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society Cymru in South East Wales, Cheryl George said: “I was thrilled to hear from Phil again this year and after seeing the calendar can see why it is so popular. I am always amazed when people decide to use their talent for good and this is exactly what Phil has done.

“Like so many people Phil has seen what dementia can do to a person and he has already helped so much.

"This year has been challenging for all charities and we need support now more than ever to make sure we don’t leave people living with dementia behind.”

To make a difference to people living with dementia, get in touch via fundraisingwales@alzheimers.org.uk