Shropshire charity Lingen Davies Cancer Fund is gearing up for festive fundraising by launching its popular annual calendar and Christmas cards. Fun seasonal events are also planned for the lead up to Christmas.

The charity which supports people going through cancer treatment at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, and in the wider communitites of Telford & Wrekin and Mid-Wales, is currently selling cards from St Mary's Church in Shrewsbury. It's 2022 calendar, sponsored by FormForm Architecture in Nesscliffe features striking scenes of architecture and iconic buildings throughout the region which were captured by  photography enthusiasts who entered the charity's summer competion.

Upcoming events include Abbeyfest - a beer and gin drinks festival help in Shrewsbury Abbey on Friday 26 & Saturday 27 November; Shropshire Santa Run in Oswestry on Sunday 5 December, and a traditional Carol Concert, again in Shrewsbury Abbey, on Saturday 11 December.

Lizzy Coleman, events officer for the charity, said: “Christmas delivers some really important fundraising for us, it is the most fast-paced time of the year and I think that’s true for most charities, but the volunteers and supporters' eagerness and excitement for things like Christmas cards and our annual calendar makes what's already a special time of year, even more so.

“Our Christmas events calendar is looking really exciting and we’re looking forward to a slow return to normality, being able to raise spirits and funds for a worthwhile cause."

Find out more details on the charity’s website: