Sunday, December 07, 2008

Royal Opera House

The rareified world of the Royal Opera House has never seen anything quite like this. Some of the institution's star performers have stripped naked for a racy charity calendar.

The male and female artists, along with an assortment of backstage staff, posed entirely naked for the project to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

They include Royal Ballet dancer Sian Murphy, 30, photographed in one of the boxes at Covent Garden wearing nothing but diamonds. Miss Murphy dedicated her appearance to her father, who was diagnosed with cancer but survived.
Read about it at the Telegraph and the Daily Mail. Buy it from the Royal Opera House.

Friends of The Arts Forum

A group of artists have shed their painting gowns to pose for a naked calendar. Members of The Friends of The Arts Forum have got together to produce the naughty calendar which features various artists in cheeky poses.

The idea behind the calendar, which is available priced £10, is to raise funds for the art collective which offers support to hundreds of local painters, sculptures and film makers.

Read about it at the Hastings Observer and the Hastings Trust blog.

Trafford Housing Trust

Cheeky Trafford Housing Trust repairmen have stripped down to their tool belts to make a naked calendar for the new year.

Housing association staff bared all for the calendar – to help raise funds for Christie’s Manchester Million appeal and to raise awareness of men’s health checks.

The Repairs Team, including builders, plumbers, joiners, plasterers, electricians and glaziers were inspired to strip down to the bare essentials after a male employee was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Read about it at 24

Saturday, December 06, 2008

University of East Anglia

In a bid to raise thousands of pounds for the life-saving East air ambulance, the medical students from the University of East Anglia were talked into shedding their clothes for a new charity calendar, which is now on sale.

They joined more than 150 peers from organisations including the student magazine Concrete, the women's rugby team and the korfball team who were willing to get naked - in some instances braving freezing conditions to have their photographs taken.

Read about it at EDP 24.

Friday, December 05, 2008

The Cream of the Crop

A NAKED calendar featuring a Worcestershire student has raised more than £1,000 in its first hour of being on sale.

Cathy Righton, a 22-year-old from Hill, near Pershore, chose to support her fellow students at the Harper Adams University College in Shropshire, along with the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution by stripping off for the fund-raising calendar.

She said: “I wouldn’t normally just get naked in the principal’s garden but as it was for a good cause it would have been rude not to."

Read about it at Worcester News. Buy it from Harper Adams University College.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Really Naked Calendar

The National Osteoporosis Society in Britain is giving you the chance to see some of the nation’s favorite stars as you have never seen them before – completely and truly naked.

Joanna Lumley, Michael Parkinson, Joan Rivers, and Bruce Forsyth are among the celebrities that have shed their clothes – and their skin and organs – for the new calendar, which features x-ray photos taken by Nick Veasey of the stars’ bones.
Read about it at Look To The Stars. Buy it from the UK National Osteoporosis Society.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Chiltern Equine Clinic

When the male vets at Chiltern Equine Clinic in Chalfont St Giles wanted to give their female clients a Christmas surprise and raise money for charity at the same time, they decided that the best way to do it was to take their kit off.

The men at the veterinary surgery on Gorelands Lane have gamely agreed to pose naked for a 2009 calendar. Proceeds from sales of the calendar will be donated to the Brooke organisation, a charity which teaches animal husbandry to people working with horses and donkeys in the developing world.

"The men in the pictures are mainly in their 20s and didn't need much persuading to strip," said Linda Dear, practice manager.
Read about it at the Buckinghamshire Advertiser. Find a list of participating merchants at Chiltern Equine Clinic.