A MULTI-AWARDWINNING York photographic firm has launched a permanent exhibition to raise funds for community-based activity centre Briar House Resources.

Bailey Cooper Ltd, of Geldof Road, Huntington, has created the images for Briar House Resources which is used by local community groups and small businesses in the centre of York.

It offers them practical courses on healthy living, healthy workplaces and healthy communities.

Sale of the pictures will raise money to allow people to go on to courses they cannot afford.

These include guidance offered by The Healing Clinic which shares the same building, Club Chambers in Museum Street.

The Briar House exhibition features 41 framed prints taken by husband and wife team Paul and Kate Cooper over the past decade from an aerial view of York Minster, to a still life study of onions.

Kate said: “We have such a large library of images so the final selection took a while to put together. Hopefully we’ve displayed pictures that will enhance the peace and tranquillity of Briar House, and support its aims.”

June Tranmer, of The Healing Clinic, said: “I first spoke to Kate and Paul about the possibility of an exhibition about a year ago, so it’s wonderful to see all our plans coming to fruition. “ Briar House is open seven days a week, daytime and evenings. The Healing Clinic holds drop in sessions there throughout the week offering a wide variety of therapies, including homeopathy, herbalism, acupuncture, reflexology and hypnotherapy.

Between them, Paul and Kate have clinched more than 200 awards, including each having attained Photographer Of The Year in the British Institute of Professional Photography awards.

Paul said: “Obviously, there is an element here of self-promotion for our business, but we are glad that the photos will help a worthy cause. Businesses must set out to help each other in economically troubled times.”

Print prices range from £12.95 to £29.95.