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The Great Daffodil Appeal 2012

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

Today, the 1st of March, 2012, marks the start of Marie Curie Cancer Care’s month-long Great Daffodil Appeal in the UK.

Started in 1948, the same year the National Health Service (NHS) was launched, Marie Curie Cancer Care is best known for its network of 2000 nurses, who work in the homes of terminally ill patients across the UK, providing practical care and support.

To show our support of the great work done by the Marie Curie nurses and the charity as a whole and to coincide with the start of the Great Daffodil Appeal we, at Black Stallion Country, thought it only fit that we showcase Daffodils on our March Desktop Calendar.

Feel free to download the calendar by clicking on the image above and we really hope you’ll use it as your desktop calendar this month serving as a constant reminder of the invaluable service offered by the Marie Curie nurses.

Please do share this with family and friends and am sure that if you are willing to offer the charity any practical or monetary support, it would be gratefully received.

Till next time, take care and gallop free.

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Digital SLR Magazine

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

Just wanted to share a bit of news that is literally ‘Hot off the Press’!!!

One of our images (below) has just been showcased in the October 2011 issue of the Digital SLR Magazine in the UK.

The magazine hit the stands on the 21st of this month. So if you’d like to own a copy of the same, why not head down to your local newsagent and pick one up 🙂

Till next time, take care and gallop free.

PS: Coming soon to our blog: Part Two of the Photo Feature Series – RAF Leuchars Airshow 2011

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2011

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

Last Sunday, the 22nd of May, 2011, saw more than 27,000 runners take to the streets of Edinburgh to participate in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. The marathon was launched in 2003 and the route that the marathoners run is now a fully IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) compliant one.

3,000 participants took part in the marathon in its first year and this number rapidly grew to 14,370 in 2010 making it the fastest growing marathon in the world. In addition to this, the marathon itself has been ranked as the fastest marathon in the UK and hence is a favourite event with elite runners looking to set qualifying times for the Olympics 2012 and the Commonwealth Games 2014.

Runners also participate in this event to raise much needed funds for their preferred charity. The event offers a platform for 250+ affiliated charities to raise over £3 million a year for various worthy causes such as eradicating poverty and combating injustice, homelessness, cancer and combating premature death from heart disease to name just a few.

To view all the images in this set, kindly click the link below:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Events/Edinburgh-Marathon-Festival/17236558_gsFzHF#1308245976_xjMhcbV

Till next time, take care and gallop free.

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