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.