Here at Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, we have a number of wonderful people who support us regularly, Â and we cannot thank them enough. One of these fantastic people is David Betteridge, of DHB photography â€“ who, for the fourth year running, has produced the fantastic Foxy Hunters Calendar
This calendar features 24 ladies, who are all amateurs with an interest in horse riding and range from 19 years old to 48, in various equestrian related scenes - from the races to the stables, but without their full attire! All the images are tastefully set in various locations, which like the ladies' time, were donated to the cause â€“ keeping production costs to a minimum, allowing all of the Â£10 purchase price to go to Davidâ€™s chosen charities, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and Wiltshire Air Ambulance.Â
David says â€œHaving photographed many equestrian events I became only too aware of the dangerous nature of the sport. The initial idea was to raise funds for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, which plays such a vital role for local horse riders. When a friendâ€™s life was saved by Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance Crew following a riding accident the project became even more important and very personal and so it was decided that the funds raised also go to help their amazing work.â€
John Perry. CEO of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance says â€œThe support we receive from David, the ladies who give up their time, and the â€œlocationsâ€ which allow David to shoot there are fantastic and we are truly thankful. It costâ€™s over Â£125,000 a month to keep the helicopter flying so The Foxy Hunterâ€™s Calendarâ€™s regular support is very much appreciatedâ€
Almost 500 calendars were pre-ordered before the calendar had even gone to print but there is still plenty left, so get your order in soon! The calendar is available for just Â£10 from: www.foxyhunters.co.uk. Â Â Please note the title of the calendar is simply a play on words and has no connection to fox hunting.