Ro­mans’ win­ners do­nate £5,000 to lo­cal char­i­ties

Harefield Gazette - - UXBRIDGE PROPERTY -

MORE than 170 entries were sub­mit­ted to a re­cent pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion run by es­tate agency Ro­mans, called ‘The Lo­cal Pic­ture’, which show­cased the at­trac­tions of liv­ing in the Uxbridge area.

“My fel­low judges and I had to make some very tough de­ci­sions in order to pick the top three,” com­mented Antony Gib­son, sales direc­tor at Ro­mans and com­pe­ti­tion judge.

“We were ex­tremely ruth­less but in the end we were very happy with the win­ners we chose, in­clud­ing run­ner-up ‘Time­less Uxbridge’ taken by Belinda Ewart. This bril­liantly edited photo cap­tures the old and the new.”

As part of the com­pe­ti­tion prizes, Ro­mans has do­nated a to­tal of £5,000 to lo­cal char­i­ties and com­mu­nity groups picked by the win­ners, who also re­ceived John Lewis vouchers to keep for them­selves.

Belinda said: “I en­tered straight away as I am a keen pho­tog­ra­pher. I won £200 of John Lewis vouchers which I am de­lighted about and I chose my lo­cal char­ity the 2nd Uxbridge Scout Group who do great work!

“Thank you Ro­mans for putting on the com­pe­ti­tion and al­low­ing peo­ple like me to en­ter and show­case pic­tures that we take on a day to day ba­sis – I will en­joy spend­ing the vouchers.”

The judges’ first place went to ‘Find your free­dom’ by Wendy Rum­ble, an ac­tion shot of a jog­ger with her baby at the Look Out in Brack­nell, who do­nated her money to Alexan­der Devine Chil­dren’s Hospice Ser­vice and Rosie’s Rain­bow Fund.

And the sec­ond run­ner-up was ‘Guildford’ by Vic­to­ria Bals­don, who do­nated her money to Dis­abil­ity Africa.

The pub­lic also took part in choos­ing their favourite photo and cast over 10,000 votes!

The win­ning photo racked up an in­cred­i­ble 1,350 votes and goes to Alice McCarthy with ‘Look­ing for an ad­ven­ture in Chazey Wood’, who do­nated £1,000 each to the Read­ing Sa­mar­i­tans and The Heights Pri­mary School in Caver­sham.

View all four win­ning pho­tos here:

BOOST FOR LO­CAL SCOUTS:

Ro­mans’ pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion win­ner Belinda Ewart and Uxbridge branch man­ager Ja­cob Cross present lead­ers of the 2nd Uxbridge Scout Group with a cheque. Be­low is Belinda’s win­ning pic­ture ‘Time­less Uxbridge’. ro­mans.co.uk/ th­e­lo­calpic­ture.

With close to 300 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence inn the lo­cal prop­erty mar­ket, Ro­mans is best placed to of­fer r you ex­pert ad­vice be­fore you make your next move.

Con­tact the teamm at Ro­mans Uxbridge, in­cor­po­rat­ing Ben­nett Res­i­den­tial, l, to find out more on 01895 812 222.

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