Famous Folk Calendar AdeleFamous Folk Calendar BondInternationally famed Lanelli caricaturist Roger Bowles has produced the mile-a-month cartoon calendar on famous folk with Welsh links in aid of a much deserving town cause. There's Live and Let Dai's Roger Moore, "We couldda had Porthcaawl" - Adele; Llanishen impossible with Tom Cruise who has Welsh descent on his dad's side and who also appeared in Twp Gun.

Mr Bowles, of Llanerch Terrace, has also introduced some tenuous Welsh connections like Marilyn Monroe who features in Some Like it Splott and Tom Hanks r Treforrest Gump.

Alan Rickman for his Welsh am ties up November and December with Dai Hard and Johnny Depp swash-buckles in with Pirates of Ceredigion.

There are cameo calendar arts for James Bond's 'Q' Desmond Llewellyn, who was born in Newport, and Jack Lemon.

Mr Bowles wanted to do something to support Ty yngwyn Day Care, for the support and help they had given him while recovering from major surgery in recent years. He said:

"Four years ago I was diagnosed with lung cancer. I receive treatment which is keeping everything stable. As part of the treatment I went to Ty Bryngwyn Hospice day care unit and received counselling. Over the last three years I have sold my caricature calendar and caricature commissions to raise funds for the hospice day care unit which was such a great help in a dark time and hope you will help. It's a cracker this year with a Welsh theme and a laugh for everyone this 2017"

The print run will achieve £700 for the charity selling at £7 a time. Roger hopes to produce another calendar for 2018.
Images © courtesy of Roger Bowles. Text courtesy of Llanelli Star.