Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Get Naked

Primrose Hill woman’s tragic miscarriage inspires naked charity calendar - Hampstead and Highgate ExpressA Harrods executive who suffered from a rare miscarriage that triggered cancer has raised £70,000 by stripping naked for her own calendar to help prevent others experiencing the same heartbreak....She channelled her experience by kick starting a fundraising campaign to research the condition, and convinced 28 female friends to join her in the calendar.
...“It wasn’t too difficult convincing my mates to join, as they had all been through the journey with me, and were more than happy to peel off and help out for such a good cause.”
Here's the official calendar site. Or make a donation here.

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Only Way is Enville

Revealing cricket calendar raises £200 for cancer sufferers (From Stourbridge News)GUTSY cricketers from Stourbridge who undressed for a revealing charity calendar have helped raise £200 for cancer sufferers.
Members of Enville Cricket Club stripped down to their undies and beyond in some cases to pose for the calendar dubbed The Only Way is Enville which was published to help give a boost to the Georgina Unit for cancer patients at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley.
Still looking for a way to buy it. Here's the Enville Cricket Club official page.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Treasured Chests

Breast cancer patients' nude calendar for the Fountain Centre | This is SurreyBREAST cancer patients have come together to create a nude calendar to help fellow sufferers.
Members of Fetcham-based support group Treasured Chests produced the calendar in aid of the Fountain Centre, which supports Surrey patients.
..."Somebody came up with the idea of doing a charity calendar along the lines of Calendar Girls, and 48 hours later we were at Fetcham Park (business centre and function venue) having a photo shoot; it was incredible."
Ms Portsmouth added: "The majority of sufferers are aged between 55 and 65, but in our group we have women as young as 30 and so we thought these beautiful young ladies could help charities in a different way."
Buy it here.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Nichole de Carle London Charity Calendar

Calendars aim to raise charity cash - Northampton Chronicle & Echo
Northampton-born Olympic hopeful Hollie Avil has posed for a charity calendar in aid of Wellbeing of Women. The 21-year-old triathlete joined fellow female members of team GB to model underwear from lingerie firm Nichole de Carle London for the calendar, which will go on sale in the New Year.
Yes, this is the same newspaper article I linked to yesterday, and it really does feature two calendars. But see the Telegraph, the Mirror, or the Daily Mail if you prefer. And buy it here.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Down on the Farm

Calendars aim to raise charity cash - Northampton Chronicle & EchoA GROUP of young women from farming backgrounds have bared almost all to raise thousands of pounds for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.
A calendar featuring pictures of 11 women from Northamptonshire and Peterborough has been produced to fund research into the muscle-wasting disease.
...The calendar, which is on sale for £7, has already raised £3,000 and Ms Paske said the fund-raising target was now £5,000.
She said: “It has been so much more popular than we thought it was going to be.”
...The calendars can be ordered by emailing downonthefarmcalendar@hotmail.co.uk and paying through www.justgiving.com/paskey.
I love this photograph. Everyone's smiling! They're clearly having a blast.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

PMC Baring It All For Cancer Research

PMC riders bare it all for cancer research - The Beacon-Villager
More a dozen Pan-Massachusetts Challenge riders and supporters have stepped out of their comfort zone – and their clothing – to raise money for cancer research and treatment.
Baring It All For Cancer Research is a 2012 monthly calendar featuring PMC riders wearing only their birthday suits – tastefully covered with strategically placed PMC jerseys, merchandise, signs and bikes.
The group has raised over a half million dollars for cancer research over the last three years. Write to Alan Clarance for details or to buy. Can't imagine why they're not selling them on their web site.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Put your clothes back on, dears!

Put your clothes back on, dears! | Mail Online
Yes, I am afraid it is that special time of year again. The time when the good people of this country take on their favourite charity by taking off their clothes. The time for the rest of us to shop, to dig deep, to look though rose-tinted spectacles and choose the best nude charity calendars of 2012. And this year, there seem to be more calendars than ever before.
A part of you might want to scream ‘People of Britain, put your clothes back on!’ But no country on earth has taken to this naked act of charity more than the Brits.
That's probably true. As a percentage of the total population, we've probably seen more undraped Englishwomen than any other nationality. But although the extended headline begs Britons to stop losing their kit, the article itself presents a more friendly attitude. Ms Moir gives plenty of welcome attention to dozens of good people and their many worthy charities, which is really what it's all about.