A BRIDGWATER charity which supports children with Downs Syndrome is set to benefit in 12 different ways thanks to staff at Hinkley Point A.

Workers at the nuclear power plant entered 90 photographs into an in-house competition showing Somerset at its best, both from the air and on the ground.

The photographs were taken throughout the year and include churches and other local areas of interest.

Twelve of the photos judged the best were used in a special calendar, which has now gone on sale to the public.

All proceeds from the sale of the calendars will go to Ups and Downs Southwest, based at Knowle Hall.

Four judges, including Wendy Hellowell from the charity, and Brian Hughes from Hinkley Point A chose the 12 finalists.

Wendy said: “There were so many brilliant entries that it was a difficult decision to make.”

Brian was also impressed with the high standard of photos and said: “It is a pity there are not more than 12 months in a year!”

Phil Peters’ photograph of Porlock Weir was the judges favourite and features on the front cover of the calendar, and as the month of May.

The staff at Hinkley Point A Site have been fundraising for Ups and Downs Southwest throughout the year and have already raised £9,000.

The cash was raised at several events including a Hinkley Point fun run and a sponsored sky dive and fundraising is set to continue until March 2010.

The calendars are on sale at the Hinkley Point A site and cost £5. For more information contact Joanne Hellier or Gemma Coombs on 01278-654231.