Friday, February 25, 2011

North Devon Young Farmers’ Clubs

A group of young female farmers from North Devon have posed in nothing but their wellies for a Calendar Girls-style photo shoot for charity.
The 11 girls, who are all members of Young Farmers' Clubs (YFC) in North Devon, stripped off for the 2010 Cancer Research UK calendar.
They are hoping to raise £2,000 in sales from the calendar and are pictured doing farmyard chores - from milking cows and dressing horses to firing shotguns.
The project was the brainchild of 18-year-old YFC member Hayley Cooper.
That's her in the photo. I think it was the pink wellies that sold me.

Read more in the Daily Mail or the Sun.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

SWAGs 2010

Their other halves are busy dealing with military assaults. But for these SWAGs - Service Wives And Girlfriends - it's more about full-frontal assaults.
With only strategically placed guns and tanks to spare their blushes, these charity calendar shots have helped raise £26,000 for injured servicemen and women wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq.
A total of 50 volunteers, all wives and girlfriends of men from the three Armed Services, stripped off to be photographed at bases and training centres in Hampshire. But their modesty was preserved by carefully placed pieces of military equipment.
Read it in the Daily Mail. Also see the official site, SWAGs 2010 Charity Calendar. (They've sold out of 2010, they didn't do a 2011 edition, and 2012 is too soon to say.) And it's all in aid of Help for Heroes.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pin-up for Heroes

The idea was simple: To create a calendar recreating the stylish pinup girls of the 1940’s and 50’s using a mixture of professional and amateur models, with all services being given for free and all proceeds going straight to Help For Heroes. The calendar would be stylish, glamorous and tasteful, appealing to all, young and old, male and female.
The 2011 Calendar raised over £4,000 for Help for Heroes. Apparently there are still limited quantities available at Pin-up for Heroes. And there are links to the first edition in 2010.

This group won't be producing a 2012 edition, but see Cheeky Calendar Girls.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cheeky Babes

Welwyn Garden City girl strips for nude charity calendar - News - Welwyn Hatfield Times
CHEEKY babe Laura Burley is doing her bit for Help for Heroes – by posing nude, yet strategically covered, for a charity calendar.
Blonde Laura, 21, saw off competition from 580 fellow stunners across the country, to land a place in the final 20.
She hopes to be Miss February in the 2012 Cheeky Babes Calendar when shooting begins in May.
Obviously the calendar isn't available yet. Perhaps the story is a bit premature. I don't mind. See also Cheeky Calendar Girls.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Maureen Fanning Hospice calendar

A woman who stripped off to raise funds for the hospice that cared for her dying husband has spoken of her pride as she handed the centre £3,000.
Marion Muirhead posed in the nude with her family and friends for a charity calendar in memory of her husband Ian.
He died of cancer in July, after being cared for at the Maureen Fanning Hospice in Ayrshire for two years.
His 90 year-old mother, May, also appears in the calendar, which has sold around 400 copies.
See the Press Association (article mirrored in Herald Scotland, Kilkenny People and many other places). I can't find any way to actually buy the thing on the web.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Zander Calendar

A group of 12 mothers from Sunderland have stripped naked and posed for a calendar to raise funds for an eight-year-old boy with cancer.
The young boy was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma in March – a disease which affects less than 60 children in the UK each year.
This is simply breathtaking.

Read more: Mothers strip off for cancer boy in Zander Calendar | £10 (£13 including postage) at 2011 Zander Calendar.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Friends of Julia Koper

Julia was born with a mysterious genetic disorder which left her both physically and mentally disabled requiring her to use a special NF-Walker frame to help her stay upright, but the price is beyond her parents’ means.
“Of course, we could have made a calendar with flowers and butterflies in it, but nudity sells so we decided to overcome our embarrassment in order to help her.”
I'll say they did. The images in this calendar are more explicit than the average garden club charity calendar. They also set a high standard of professionalism: These pictures are unapologetically beautiful. I wish I could tell you how to order one, but so far I haven't found any way to order them.

New Poland Express. See also AllVoices, Croatian Times, Journalism Without Borders.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Puppy Love

A charity calendar has upset animal lovers and vets alike after it featured racy images of scantily-clad women in bizarre poses with dogs that they say suggested bestiality.

The 2011 Puppy Love calendar is intended to raise money for an animal rescue charity in Wicklow, Ireland.

...The photographs have caused quite a stir, especially when for the month of March 22-year-old Polish model Agata Dembiecka is shown holding a small dog at her naked breast. [Sify news.]

Well, a quick look at the photographer's page reveals (ahem) that the image isn't out of character. For the record, I don't disapprove. On the other hand, I realize it isn't everyone's cup of tea, so if you want to see it, you're going to have to click through. (This calendar doesn't precisely fit this site's mission, since the models are professional models. I don't care.)

€12.00 from Puppy Love

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Potters Bar Hockey Club

A WOMEN’S hockey club has made Potters Bar, Potters Bare, with a nude charity calendar.

The girls from Potters Bar Hockey Club, described as “seven of the club’s most athletic players”, have stripped off in aid of Help for Heroes, and to help finance a new clubhouse.
£10 (plus postage) from Potters Bar Hockey Club: Here's a direct link to their Shop. (Welwyn Hatfield Times)

Sorry for the lull...

Hoping to get back to regular posting.