Monday, December 05, 2011

Ashby Ponds Retirement Community

Seniors go 'Full Monty' for charity -"They had a blast doing it," says Jessica McKay, spokesperson for Ashby Ponds. "I think it shows the spirit and the active level of the residents."
The calendar was made to benefit the Benevolent Care Fund, which provides funding for community members who outlive their financial resources but who want to remain at Ashby Ponds.
The calendar is now available for $17.95, including shipping and handling. Anyone interested in buying one should contact community resources manager Joe Barrows.
You pretty much have to go there to get one. Read more at the Loudon Times.

(Sorry for the lapse in posts. Life happens.)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fort McMurray Firefighters

Firefighters take off shirts for a cause - Fort McMurray Today
The 2012 Fort McMurray fire­fighters' calendar is almost hot off the press, and goes on sale Nov. 17, the date of the hotly anticipated annual signing night at Paddy McSwiggins.
After posing for the good cause, the 12 pin-up firefight­ers will be on hand to sign the fundraising calendars and "put their comments down, take phone numbers ...," laughed Fort McMurray firefighter/EMT Adam Bugden.
About halfway through the night, the lads will be auction­ing off the shirts they're wear­ing for the signing. This year, 2,500 copies of the calendar are being sold for $20 each. The signing event gets underway at 9 p.m. Admission is a minimum $5 donation at the door.
Money raised from this event and other fundraising endea­vours are earmarked for local charities such as the Fort McMurray Boys and Girls Club, Centre of Hope, Santa's Anon­ymous, Unity House and the Fort McMurray Food Bank.
This isn't their first: There's a Facebook page for a previous year. Wish I could offer you a place to order it from: If there ever is a way, I expect they'll mention it here. Auctioning off their shirts is a great touch.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Garrison Girls

Servicemen's wives pose nude for charity calendar (From Dorset Echo)
THE intrepid wives of soldiers, sailors and airmen have again posed in the nude for an underwater-themed 2012 charity calendar.
Garrison Girls, set up by a Dorset woman, is trying to raise £5million for a retreat to help service men and women with post traumatic stress disorder.
Available online from The Forces Store (direct link to calendar) or from Garrison Girls.

Wait, it says "have again posed"? That's correct, this isn't the first time.

I wish I'd been organized enough to feature this calendar on Veterans' Day.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pin Up for Heroes

Military wives and girlfriends strip off for charity calendar for injured servicemen | Mail Online
While their husbands and boyfriends are away fighting, a group of army WAGs have found their own inventive way to do their bit.
Fifteen women, mostly the wives and girlfriends of men in the armed forces, are posing as 1950s-style pin-up girls for a charity calendar to raise money for injured troops.
More than 300 women volunteered to be photographed for the calendar, most of which was shot at the Help For Heroes recovery centre for injured service personnel at Tedworth House in Wiltshire.
Here's their Facebook page, which includes a link for ordering. I wish I'd been organized enough to feature this calendar on Veterans' Day. This is at least the third Help for Heroes calendar. See also This Is South Wales.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Humane Hunnies

Calendar to benefit Humane Society | Daily Reflector
Set Salon owner, Susan Chesson, left, and Moxie Promotions Kelly Boutilier, right, talk about their recent success with a charitable, pin-up style calender called the Humane Hunnies, whose proceeds support the efforts of the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina.
This Daily Reflector article is behind a paywall (because that's working so well for every newspaper that has tried it, I guess), and the calendar doesn't have its own website. It does, however, have a Facebook page which says what it costs but not where to get one. They haven't even posted a picture of the cover. Ahhh, there's a FundRazr link in there, buried at the very bottom of the page--which is to say, in the first post on the wall and not since.

I don't mean to be critical, ladies, I'm sure you're doing good work, but it could be easier to get information about this project. That darned FundRazr link should be reposted at least once a week, if not placed on your Info page permanently.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Students get naked for Calendar Girls style charity fundraiser | WalesOnline
Monies raised from the sale of the calendar will go to the charity Touch Trust, based at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay, which offers touch-based movement education and dance for visitors with autism, multiple disabilities and challenging behaviour.
...The calendars are £7 each or two for £12, they are available from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Student Union Shop, Castle Grounds, North Road, Cranes Music Store, High Street, Cardiff as well as The Millennium Centre in the Touch Trust section of the building, Cardiff Bay.
I'm not finding a way to mail order.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Naked Bartenders Of York

Naked calendar to raise awareness of river safety campaign (From York Press)
A GROUP of bartenders from York will be throwing caution – and their clothes – to the wind when they go naked for a charity calendar to raise awareness of The Press's river safety campaign.
..."Obviously all 'rude bits' have been covered in a comedic way – although once the lads stripped off it was very hard to make them put their clothes back on."
...The calendar, which costs £8, will be available from 1331, Vudu Lounge, Bobo Lobo, The House Of Trembling Madness and Evil Eye, following a launch night on November 22.
I'm not seeing any way to mail order, but there is a Facebook page.

Friday, November 04, 2011


Kittendales calendar to benefit Hull animal shelter - The Patriot Ledger
A little beefcake is once again helping out some needy felines. The fifth anniversary edition of the Kittendales calendar is now on sale. The calendar for 2012 features new photos of past Kittendales, shirtless men in varying poses with cats from the Hull Seaside Animal Rescue shelter.
The calendar is a major fundraiser for the nonprofit, no-kill shelter that rescues cats, places them in homes and assists in the care and control of the feral cat population through a spay and neuter program.
...The calendars, which sell for $20, are available at Hull Seaside Animal Rescue, 50 L St.; the Toast Restaurant, 121 Nantasket, as well as or

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Ocean Beach Malibu Club

Beach bums on show as club strips for calendar - Express Advocate Gosford EditionMEMBERS of the Ocean Beach Malibu Club have bared all in the name of charity. Well most of it anyway.
Keen to raise money and support the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, surfers stripped off and posed for a “discreetly photographed” calendar.
[Club president Craig] Coulton said photographing the calendar was “great fun”.
“After the first five minutes of awkwardness, soon everything was on display and the hilarity began,” he said.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

New Zealand Firefighters

Firefighter's cancer calendar hits close to home | Elaine Moore agreed to star in New Zealand's first female firefighters calendar she was doing it to help the Child Cancer Foundation.
It's a cause that is now closer to home after her 15-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer.
...The Child Cancer Foundation has been the principal recipient of the funds raised by the Fire Service calendar with more than $500,000 donated to the charity in the past 20 years.
Buy it at Unlike most such fundraisers, they publish separate men's and women's calendars.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

MCR Presidents' New Clothes

MCR Presidents bare all for charity | The Oxford StudentUndergraduates will be seeing more of their tutors than they bargained for as the MCR Presidents’ Committee prepares to launch its charity naked calendar on Tuesday.
A mixture of current and former MCR presidents have been photographed nude over recent weeks in the hope their calendar will raise money for The Gold Coast Fund, a charity founded by former St Hilda’s MCR Vice-President Kojo Minta who died this August aged 24.
Read about the launch party. There doesn't seem to be a way to order it over the web.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

BBC News - Why do we still buy calendars?

BBC News - Why do we still buy calendars?

The continued level of interest in this most analogue of devices is all the more remarkable given that it has, at least in theory, been superseded by technology. Now smartphones come equipped with personal diary planners and online calendars are available to all.
But wander through any shopping centre and it quickly becomes apparent that the traditional version remains popular.
...The genre continues to evolve. Since the ladies of Rylstone Women's Institute posed naked to raise money for leukaemia research - a venture immortalised in the 2003 film Calendar Girls - the charity sector has witnessed an explosion of similar nude collaborations.
Well, thanks for mentioning it.

Let's see here. We could get a smallish flat screen dedicated monitor and mount it on the kitchen wall near the refrigerator (I'm not brave enough to try to hang it on the fridge door). Define it as a secondary display to the nearest computer and show a browser window of Google Calendar. Update it with a nearby wireless keyboard. Download your favorite images from the Hubble and use them as wallpaper. The technology is up to it.

But is that really more efficient than a whiteboard and dry-erase marker? Or, if you're on a budget, a paper calendar and a 39 cent pen?

To a man with a hammer, the world looks like a nail. I love my computer, but I still have a calendar next to the back door.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Bare(ly) Fishing

Fisherman’s friends come together for naked charity calendar - Hunts PostA GROUP of fishermen friends have braved chilly waters, strange looks and plenty of ‘tackle’ and ‘rod’ innuendoes to strip off for a Huntingdon charity.
The group of nine anglers dispensed of their waterproofs and wellies, but kept their fishing lines close at hand for the ‘Calendar Girls’-inspired naked calendar in aid of Huntingdon MS Therapy Centre and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
I'm seeing no way to purchase the calendar other than in person at the MS Therapy Centre.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Irish Farmers

Back by popular demand Ireland’s naked Farmers Calendar | IrishCentralOnce again Irish farmers have shed their clothes in the name of charity and good fun for the Irish Farmers 2012 Calendar, 100% Beef. Already the calendar is selling like hot-cakes (or dare I say beef-cakes) in the UK and Germany.
The Irish organized calendar, now in its second year, continues to give a quarter of its profits to Bothar. This Irish charity has been sending livestock to the developing world since 1991.
Buy it here for €10 plus shipping.

The Irish Central reader response raises a valid point: Nobody's naked in this calendar. The word "naked" (and its near-synonym "nude") have been badly corrupted and devalued in common discourse. The article repeatedly mentions "naked Irish farmers" when they are nothing of the kind: They are shirtless only, and seeing as they're all men that shouldn't be a big deal. (The calendar itself doesn't use either word.)

I called this blog "Naked Charity" as a shorthand, but relatively few of these calendars actually feature unambiguously naked people. Am I contributing to the decay?

Sunday, October 02, 2011

University of Portsmouth

Nude charity calender faces the axe after unedited pictures were posted online | Mail Online
Pictures of students from the University of Portsmouth's calendar have ended up on porn websites.
Photographs have also been posted on forums where they have been viewed and commented on thousands of times.
The pictures which went into the calendar were edited to preserve the girls' modesty, but the ones uploaded online were unedited.
I'm a little concerned that the Daily Mail doesn't know how to spell "calendar", but that's a minor issue here.

So, how did "unedited" pictures get out in the first place? The internet doesn't creep into your computer and suck things out of it.
Makers of the calendar believe a university student may be responsible for uploading the photos.
Gee, ya think? That's some mighty fine police work there, Lou.

The calendars have raised quite a bit of money over the years. I'm sorry to see the girls, the school, and the charity suffer for their good intentions.

See also University of Portsmouth Student Union.

See also Portsmouth NewsTelegraph, Metro, TNT Magazine.

Friday, September 30, 2011

In Our Own Skin

Friends For Animals Humane Society, Burke County NCA few (16) local gals (and one guy) opted to show their support and their skin for Friends for Animals by stripping off their clothes and getting real! Friends for Animals is releasing an 18-month (January 2012 - June 2013) calendar ($20. per calendar) featuring Burke County residents and rescued pets to raise funds for the FFA Humane Society of Burke County as well as to support the new community spay and neuter program for low income families, REASON.
Order it from Friends For Animals, above. See also their Facebook page, and the Morgonton News Herald.

I have to say I really love the cover. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Shirts Off Their Backs

Volunteers Strip For Homeless Pets - KSATTwelve volunteers of the Bulverde Humane Society have taken a daring move and are literally giving the shirts off their backs to raise money for homeless animals.
The women have posed topless in a 2010 calendar that is described as not only the first of its kind in Bulverde, but possibility in the whole state of Texas.
The KSAT link features video of the story, and includes some images from the calendar itself. I don't see anything about it on the Bulverde Humane Society page, but then it was last year. See also My San Antonio, WMTW, YouTube.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Salisbury City Belles

Salisbury City FC Supporters Club - City Belles Charity CalenderThe 'City Belles' calendar has come about following my [Suzie Iles] breast cancer diagnosis in February 2011. Beth Doyle and I were having a cup of tea and joking that we should do a WI style calendar but as Whites fans, it should have a football theme. Stuart Cannell offered to do the design work and the mad idea slowly became a reality...! Four other brave ladies agreed to reveal all for the cause and the City Belles were born! I was very lucky, and thanks to the staff at the Pembroke Suite, the Breast Care Sisters, the surgeons at SDH and the radiotherapy team at Southampton General, I am now through my treatment and on the road to full recovery. The calendar is my way of putting something back whilst also raising money for the Whites and the Stars Appeal Pembroke Unit Fund.
Order at the above link. See also the Salisbury Journal.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Harlow Walking Group

Ramble group ladies take a walk on the wild side for charity | Harlow StarCHEEKY Harlow ramblers found themselves really out in the open when they agreed to strip off for a naked charity calendar.
Despite starting initially as a joke, the 14 women from the Harlow Walking Group were all eventually persuaded to undress for the tasteful Calendar Girls style calendar to help raise money for the Harlow Fields School.
"It was my idea," explained 73-year-old Sheila Cleary of Hawkenbury. "We were walking one Friday talking about fundraising events we could do and I said we should do a calendar like those calendar girls.
"Despite laughing at first, everyone was surprisingly enthusiastic about the idea and eventually we decided well why not – much to our children’s and grandchildren’s disgust!"
There doesn't appear to be any way to order one other than calling them. The number is in the Harlow Star.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Scrum-ptious Huddersfield Giants

Eorl Crabtree faces up to naked truth | The SunEORL CRABTREE says stripping for charity was nothing compared to last week's play-off embarrassment.
Crabtree and his Huddersfield team-mates have peeled off their clothes to raise money for the Laura Crane Teenage Cancer Trust.
Buy it, and the two previous years' calendars, here.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Footy Ink

Footy Ink
Footy Ink is a charity-driven calendar with a percentage of proceeds being donated to the McGrath Foundation.
Above is the official site, but see also SameSame. Calendars are $30AU, but posters of each athlete are also available.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Heart Research UK

Olympic athletes pose naked for charity -
SUPER fit athletes Kelly Sotherton [right], Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and Lisa Dobriskey reveal amazing physiques as they get set to compete in the 2012 Olympics.
Heptathlete Kelly, 34, sprinter Harry, 22, and middle distance runner Lisa, 27, got their kit off for a calendar to raise funds for Heart Research UK.
I haven't found an official page for the calendar.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cats Protection

Naked calendar to benefit Caterham cats charity | This is Surrey
Next month, Caterham, Redhill and East Surrey Cats Protection launch their risqué 2012 calendar in the hope of raising hundreds of pounds for the area's mistreated moggies.

First in was telecoms engineer Jean Bailey, 44, of Huddlestone Crescent, Merstham.

The volunteer Cats Protection welfare coordinator said she had some last-minute nerves and added: "I arrived thinking, 'I'm not going to get my pants off for anybody – the pants are staying on,' and I did decide I wanted to do a back shot. I wasn't sure about full nudity.

"But when I was there I thought 'what the hell'."
That seems to be a common attitude among reluctant calendar models. And they usually end up having fun.

To order call 0845 3712739 or e-mail

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Alnwick Garden

Garden staff shed their inhibitions - Northumberland GazetteThe willing recruits have been photographed throughout the attraction with carefully positioned props and plants covering their modesty.
Proceeds will be donated to The Alnwick Garden Trust, which seeks to change the cultural environment for the better and help people transform their conceptions, expectations and aspirations and those of their communities.
The calendar has been shot by Garden volunteer Margaret Whittaker and will be available to buy from the attraction’s gift shop for £4.99.
There's a second article from the Northumberland Gazette, but even the garden's official page does not mention mail orders.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Grin and Bear It

Gardening ladies grin and bare it once again | SignOnSanDiego.comWith another racy calendar, the lady gardeners of Valley Center are at it again. Members of the Dos Valles Garden Club of Valley Center have undressed for another risqué calendar as a follow up to their 2006 release. This time they have donned scanty, historical outfits outside of some of the town’s historical sites. ...Proceeds from the calendar, called “Grin and Bear It,” will benefit scholarships and donations to the library and the community.

It's $18: Order it here.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Naked Jennifer Ellison breaks wrist in bizarre piano accident

Naked Jennifer Ellison breaks wrist in bizarre piano accident -

I don't know what's so bizarre about a falling piano. It happened 30 minutes before curtain for Wednesday's performance of the touring production of "Calendar Girls," which if you're reading this blog you should darn well know what it's about. Now Ms Ellison knows that "catch that piano" works about as well as you would think it would.
But she was back on stage the next night, wearing a bright pink cast. And, presumably, not much else.

See also the Daily Mail and, if you do a quick Google search, almost every other newspaper in Britain.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Girls Of Geek

Girls Of GeekGirls of Geek is a yearly calendar focused on beautiful geeky women showing what being a geek is really about! The calendar showcases all things geeky from video games, mobile devices, computers, gaming, comic books, and everything geeky in-between! A portion of all sales will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Fund.
See also Geeks are Sexy. If you pre-order before 9-20 you qualify to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

NSW Firefighters

Hunks of burning love | 2012 NSW Firefighters Calendar, launched next month, features some of the state's steamiest rescuers, who've donated their time - and biceps - to raise money for the Westmead Children's Hospital burns unit.
Calendar co-ordinator Rhett Mitchell said it was difficult to pick just 12 volunteer pin-ups out of a record 60 applications this year.
They've been doing this since 2005. Order it here.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lightwater Rugby Club Uncovered

Naked rugby calendar photographer avoids tackle - getsurreyAbi Northwood, from Lightwater Rugby Club, said: "It may not be a new idea, however it’s a first for Lightwater RFC and the brave 12 players who bared all, well not quite all, for the first uncovered calendar. Calendars are £12 each with £2 of every calendar going to the Surrey Air Ambulance."
See the club's web page to order.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Leamington RFC

Leamington RFC players strip off for charity calendar | Coventry TelegraphMembers of Leamington RFC stripped off for a series of cheeky photos in aid of the Prostate Cancer Charity.
Twelve of the club’s first and second team squads took part in the naked training for the £5 calendar, which is due out in mid-October.
I can't find any mention of whether it will be available via mail or web order, but I imagine it'll be announced on the club's page when it is.

Monday, September 12, 2011

In Bed with the Nightshift

The Nightshift Blog Week 60: Laura Keenan
Well the last two weeks have been very glamorous and exciting, as you’ve no doubt heard we had the photoshoot for The Nightshift contribution to the STV Appeal 2011...aaah yes the charity calendar aptly titled “In Bed with the Nightshift.”
I’m not gonna lie, I hate getting my picture taken, when they said they wanted me in nightwear I was less than keen, but then they told me what the appeal was all about and I gladly let them remove the metaphorical gun from my head! Now, I know it seems incongruous that I was willing to be dressed up like a lady of loose morals to raise money for children BUT weird as it may sound, in an effort to give Nightshifters a smile and a giggle while they raised money for a fabulous cause – that is indeed what I did! Great fun it was too!
Wait til you see the calendar! In fact, they go on sale today!!! Go straight to The Nightshift website and if you look at the middle of the page on the left hand side you’ll see The Nightshift logo and the link to buy the 2012 calendar! They are selling like hotcakes already which is fabulous as all the money raised in Scotland stays in Scotland! :D
Wait a minute, she's a television presenter and she hates to have her picture taken? Funny line of work to get into.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Burning Girl

From SF Examiner Relationship Blog:
This calendar was shot at Northern Nevada's 4th of July event at Rancho Rico outside Yerington, Nevada. The festival is called Burning Girl and is located on a 100-acre ranch surrounded by BLM land where the wild mustangs roam freely. ...Net proceeds will go directly to SAM (Saving America's Mustangs). ...You can your calendar now by going to:
The calendars are $12 each and look lovely. See also 4th Annual Burning Girl.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Men Taking Action

MTA bus drivers pose for new beefcake calendar to raise money for sickle cell anemia (NY Daily News)The organization came up with the idea for a spread of toned transit workers, with the proceeds going to the American Sickle Cell Anemia Association, which provides services to people who have - or are at risk of developing - the blood disease.
So far, five bus drivers and one dispatcher have made the cut for the calendar. Their photos have been posted on the the group's Facebook page: Mentakingaction Ute.
Read more at the Gothamist and Village Voice. The calendar is scheduled to go on sale at a fundraiser on Sept 17, but shooting isn't complete.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Nation’s Bravest

St. Louis fireman promotes beefcake calendar
Proceeds from calendar sales will benefit a variety of worthy charities nationwide, but local funds will go to the St. Louis Lifesaving Foundation to purchase vital equipment.
Calendars ($19.95) can be also be purchased online at or at the upcoming fundraiser.
You can also like them on Facebook. See also Seattle Times.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Cosplay for a Cause

Cosplay for a CauseCosplay for a Causes' mission is to use our love of costuming to raise money for the Japanese Red Cross Society to assist in Japan's Disaster relief aid. We are currently offering a 2012 calendar which contains international cosplayers with many never before seen photos. 100% of all our proceeds will be going to the Japanese Red Cross society.
I'll acknowledge in advance (before both of my readers write me to say it) that this project doesn't fit the stated mission of this site: Nobody gets naked. In fact, that's sort-of the point. But since I'm at DragonCon at the moment, I thought I'd go off on a tangent. You won't find cosplay done any better than this. Hey, you could meet me and visit the Cosplay for a Cause booth while you're there.

See also Geeks are Sexy. Oh, and the Escapist.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Nottingham University Girls Polo Club 2011

Nottingham Polo Club Nude Calendar
For the third year running we have chosen to support our brave troops and donate a percentage of profits to the amazing charity Help for Heroes. Thanks to our sponsors, TPMC, we are able to increase our support and donate a whopping 50% of every sale of 2011 calendars to the cause! The remaining profits are used to subsidise our university tournaments, allowing us to lower the financial barriers and make the wonderful sport of polo more accessible to all students.
The above link goes to the club's own page, from which the calendar was purchasable. Still looking for sample images from the other years' calendars...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Nottingham University Girls Polo Club 2008

It is now hoped that the 2008 issue will also raise over £1,500 for nationwide children's charity, Kids First. The calendar has grown steadily since 2005 to become the mainstay of many a luck Christmas stocking.
Polistas is a team sponsor, a merchant of fine polo clothing.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Celebration 2012

Framingham church seniors pose nude in 2012 calendar | MetroWest Daily News
The calendar is on sale for $15 to raise funds for the [First Parish Church in Framingham MA]'s Celebrating Men initiative that kicks off this September and runs through October.
After Sept. 1, "Celebration 2012'' may be purchased online at, by calling 508-872-3111 or at Damianos' Fountain Street studio on the fourth floor, east 508-872-4880.
You can also get it here. And all you MetroWest reader responders who think it's the height of wit to hope they wiped down the pews after the cover was shot: God knows where you live.

And I don't know why the Huffington Post has this story flagged as "satire", the calendar is quite real.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Davallament youth group

Guardian | Naked passion of Christ calendar shocks Mallorcan CatholicsA Catholic youth group has shocked its religious superiors in Mallorca by producing a calendar that features a nude version of the passion of Christ.
The wrath of the bishop of Mallorca has fallen on the Davallament youth group from the Spanish island's town of Sant Joan after they decided to make the stripped-down version of the Easter week story to raise funds.
See also portfolioLATINO, Fox News. They had "almost sold out" by January 2011.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Bexhill Rowing Club

Bexhill Observer | Cheeky purchase with Bexhill’s ‘calendar boysIT’S the must-have of the year, surely?
Who amongst us would not be cheered, even in the dark depths of February or March, by this sight of Bexhill’s finest?
This all-new naked calendar will be on sale at the auction of promises on Friday evening at the De La Warr Pavilion, and frankly, Bexhill, you’d be mad to miss out - they cost £10 each, or £15 for two.
No word yet on whether one can mail- or web-order them, but I'm sure they'll announce it when/if it happens.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bare Because We Care

Bare Because We Care
Springs Rotaract Club is a Community-based Youth Volunteer organisation which serves the needs of various people within our immediate community and around the country. In order to meet these demands we hold several fundraisers throughout the year and also try to increase awareness of what Rotaract is about.
A good name can be used more than once, especially if it's true. I can't find any reports of how well the calendar did.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dare to Bare Because We Care

Telegraph | Namibian Women "Dare to Bare Because We Care" for Animal Welfare
Desperate to raise funds for the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), 12 mostly middle-aged Namibian pet lovers bared it all with furry models from an animal shelter -- though most of these animals were since lucky enough to be adopted.
What started as a joke, with an ambitious print run of 2,000 copies at 300 Namibian dollars each (40 US dollars, 28 euros), became a money-maker in the Christmas shopping fever.
And another [Dare to] Bare Because We Care. As of mid-2010 they still had some left and had dropped the price to 100 dollars Namibian. I'm sure they're all gone by now, so I'm hoping for a happy ending. See also Facebook and the Windhoek SPCA.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bare Because We Care

Bare Because We Care 2011 Calendars on Sale Now
At Nipomo Dog and Cat Hospital we have a lovely and talented team who truly care about the dogs and cats of Nipomo. We have been talking and joking about making such a calendar for almost two years. This year we have published our first “Bare Because We Care” Calendar. Each month features one of us, slightly bare, with a pet we have adopted for our own! The proceeds from our calendars will go into our Animals In Need Fund.
No, you're not seeing double. There is more than one group calling their calendar "Bare Because We Care."

Monday, August 22, 2011

Bare Because We Care

Humane Society of Jefferson County, Wisconsin
After the success of our first tastefully nude calendar of 2007, the HSJC board members, staff, and volunteers are baring it all again in our 2012 calendar. This time, the calendar proceeds will go towards the construction of our new state-of-the-art facility. Calendars are $20.00 each and are available at a variety of locations throughout Jefferson County beginning August 8th. Calendars may also be ordered over the phone or online. For more information on how to purchase a calendar, please click here.
See also WEAU and other new stories.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Naked Muse

Max Wallis by Annabel Williams,
shot on the Opium bed in Coleridge's study,
Greta Hall. Photograph: Annabel Williams
Naked poets bare all for calendar of male muses | Books |
All proceeds from the calendar, which will be available for pre-order from 6 October at the Wild Women Press site, will go to diabetes research, as will money raised from an auction of images taken by the 13 photographers for the calendar and shown at a private exhibition on 12 November.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

North Otago Rugby Union

Nude, boozy fundraiser causes concern - oddstuff | Alcohol Advisory Council has expressed concern about a calendar featuring nude North Otago rugby players surrounded by Speight's beer as a fundraiser for junior rugby.
The calendars, which are a first for the North Otago Rugby Union, are selling for $20 each and have been on sale for a month with 1000 distributed.
See also the Timaru Herald. It can be ordered from the North Otago Rugby Union.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Whitby Bin Men

Whitby Gazette | Naked binmen raise £2,000 for good cause
The 12 workers from Scarborough Borough Council’s waste and recycling departments stripped off last year with just pieces of recyling equipment hiding their modesty.
...The cheque for £2033.60 was handed over to the two charities that will benefit from the money – Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Help for Heroes.
I'm not finding any hint that the calendars were ever available via mail or web order, only from local merchants. But read more at Forces Pen Pals, Scarborough Council and Real Whitby Magazine. Or just search for "Whitby Ben Men calendar". And congratulations to all involved!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Calendar Girls: the Stage Play in New Zealand

Calendar Girls: Being naked on stage, but very tasteful | The National Business Review
It is a delightful and entertaining piece of theatre. It has heart, lots of genuine emotion and true sentimentality. The success of the show is due largely to the enthusiastic performances of the six female leads.
...The play manages to provide something between voyeurism and titillation, never giving offence, presenting the naked women in the best of all possible taste. This is a show for the prudish as well as the broadminded – maybe not too prudish, though.
Well, it is about women getting naked, after all. It's not like you didn't know what you were getting when you bought the ticket.

See another review in Auckland Now and the advance stories in the Star-Times and Auckland Now. And if you're in New Zealand, why not go?

Thoroughbred Racing Jockeys

A look at the beefcake aboard the horseflesh - Times Union"(Castellano) said, 'Look. My wife just got this for me,' " Livingston says. "And I said, 'That's really lovely. Just take it off.' "
...He's Mr. September in a "beefcake" calendar featuring 12 jockeys and being sold to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
That's him in the picture. $13.99 plus shipping from Black Liner Productions.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Hot to Trot

Hot to Trot
Fifteen Hot To Trot Equestriennes are about to lay bare the real beauty behind horse riding. They are mounting up wearing nothing but their smiles for a 2012 calendar in aid of an amazing charity, the British Trust For The Myelin Project, which funds research into Multiple Sclerosis and Leukodystrophy. The riders, from around the UK, are being shot in twelve beautiful locations from Thirsk to Warwickshire, to the shore of the Menai Strait.
See also Coventry Telegraph. Calendars will be £12 in the UK, £15 in Europe, £20 for the rest of us (includes postage).

Friday, August 12, 2011

Female Firefighters (Queensland AU)

Firefighter sizzles for top cause | Sunshine Coast NewsVanessa [Madge} is one of 12 female firefighters from the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service who have teamed up for the 2012 Female Firefighters Calendar to raise funds for the Queensland Cancer Council for breast cancer research.
...For more information or to reserve a calendar visit Female Firefighters website.
AU$10. Yeah, I was noticing a trend this week.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

St. Paul Firefighters

St. Paul firefighters flex their muscle for calendar |
Six firefighters will each appear twice in a 2012 calendar that will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. They're asking Facebook users to "like" their favorite firefighter on the Facebook page, St. Paul Firefighters Calendar ( The winner will grace the cover.

...It's available online [$15] at A promotional video can be seen at
Aaah, social media!