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!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The car wash that wasn't

Hunky calendar boys banned from Epsom insist they are real firemen (From Your Local Guardian)
First the Fire Brigade's poster boys were banned from doing a charity car wash, then questions were asked about whether they were even real firefighters.
To add insult to injury, the people appearing to question their bona-fides were fellow fire fighters from Epsom fire station.
There's no mention of the calendar itself, which I suppose is either too late (for 2011) or too early (for 2012). But I'm guessing that when it's available, it'll be mentioned at the Fire Fighters Charity page.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Saanich Firefighters

Victoria Times Colonist | Behind the scenes at the firefighters' calendarFunds from sales of the calendar will go toward the Saanich Fire Charitable Foundation, which raised more than $100,000 for local charities last year through various events. The events included community runs to help burn victims, building a Little League clubhouse and an NHL old-timers hockey game which raised one of the biggest single donations to the Mustard Seed food bank yet.
They've done calendars previously, in 2010, 2009 and 2006: The photo is from the 2009 calendar. When 2010 goes on sale, it should be available here.

It gives me a warm feeling to see any organization continue the tradition over multiple years. It means everyone involved is having fun.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Au Naturel, Too

Calendar for a cause - Country Messenger
The 18-month calendar showcases many of the well-known Scandia and Marine on St. Croix [MN] residents posing nearly-nude behind the items of their trade.

Professional photographer Verna Pitts and her business partner, graphic artist Jeni O'Brien, masterminded the project. The two were inspired by the movie "Calendar Girls," in which members of a ladies' social club pose nude for a fundraiser calendar.

As the "Too" in the name suggestions, the 2011-2012 calendar is the second of its kind. Pitts and O'Brien produced the first calendar in 2006, which also featured residents of Scandia and Marine nearly-nude, to raise funds for Jenna Lynn, a teen from Scandia who was battling a rare form of bone cancer. Jenna died in 2008 at 18.

Jenna's parents, Jeff and Jan Lynn, posed for the latest edition of the calendar. Jan said the original calendar helped pay for cancer treatments and improved the quality of life for her daughter. With a second calendar in the works, the two said they were honored to be on its pages as a way to give back to those who had given to them.

"We needed to be in there for somebody else," Jan Lynn said. "It's for a good cause and it brings the two communities together."
Now, six years after the first calendar, the towns again came together to create a calendar, this time for Toni Poletes, an owner of Ostlund's Marine Garage. Poletes, 52, has metastatic breast cancer and is struggling to pay medical bills after her insurance notified her she maxed out her coverage in March.
$30. Buy it here.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

New Bern NC

Women, 70 and up, pose nude for charity - WCTI New Bern
The first calendar came out in 2008, this is the second installment.
"That was going to be the one and only one we did. Well here I sit. Got talked into doing it again and we just had the best time," Fawcett said.
Profits from the $15 calendars will go to two local charities: M.E.R.C.I. Clinic and Religious Community Services.
I haven't found a way to order it.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Can't we all just get along... naked?

Well, this was unexpected.

The amateur rights for the [stage] play, based on the true story of members of Rylstone and District Women's Institute in Yorkshire stripping off for a charity calendar, are being released for the first time for 12 months from 1 September next year. The producers hope to establish a Guinness World Record for the most productions of one play in a year, with a percentage of the royalties going to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

But the limited window – combined with unprecedented demand – is frustrating drama groups. Mr Pugh has received angry telephone calls from some "very forthright" amateur dramatics societies complaining that other local groups are also planning to stage the play. In some cases, they are "fighting over" the same theatre or church hall.
Now, if every group who wanted to produce this play just ignored the others and went ahead and did it, I could foresee a number of things happening.
  • A world record well and truly shattered
  • Massive amounts of money for leukemia research, surely not a bad thing
  • An unprecedented amount of female nudity (of, ahem, more mature nature than average)
  • Saturation of the market?
Really? That's what they're afraid of? Too many naked old ladies? And they can say that with a straight face?

Dr. Showmore

In celebration of the 250 year history of the profession of veterinary medicine, The Center for Integrative Veterinary Care [Hopkinton, MA] has produced an educational calendar for 2011 called Dr. ShowMore. Each month depicts a different modality or procedure. The proceeds will support student scholarships and the filming of Dr.DoMore. The calendar is done in the theme of the Movie "Calendar Girls" and both animals and humans are "au natural."
$10. Buy it here.