170 entries were submitted to the Local Picture; a recent photography competition run by Romans, which showcased why their area is so great to live in.
As part of the competition prizes, Romans donated £5,000 to local charities and community groups picked by the winners, who received John Lewis vouchers to keep for themselves.
The winner was Amanda Smith whose photo starred Wendy Rumble. Amanda split the £2,000 charity donation between the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service and Rosie’s Rainbow Fund.
Amanda said, “We’re really delighted to be here receiving a prize for our photograph. It was a complete surprise because my friend Wendy entered the photo and it was such a lovely surprise to hear that it had won!”
Wendy said, “We’ve been friends for a while, we were part of the same NCT group, and Amanda set up a photography business and I set up a running buggies business. She took some photos for me and the judges kindly chose ours!”