Friday, January 27, 2012

Treasured Chests

Breast cancer patients' nude calendar for the Fountain Centre | This is SurreyBREAST cancer patients have come together to create a nude calendar to help fellow sufferers.
Members of Fetcham-based support group Treasured Chests produced the calendar in aid of the Fountain Centre, which supports Surrey patients.
..."Somebody came up with the idea of doing a charity calendar along the lines of Calendar Girls, and 48 hours later we were at Fetcham Park (business centre and function venue) having a photo shoot; it was incredible."
Ms Portsmouth added: "The majority of sufferers are aged between 55 and 65, but in our group we have women as young as 30 and so we thought these beautiful young ladies could help charities in a different way."
Buy it here.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Nichole de Carle London Charity Calendar

Calendars aim to raise charity cash - Northampton Chronicle & Echo
Northampton-born Olympic hopeful Hollie Avil has posed for a charity calendar in aid of Wellbeing of Women. The 21-year-old triathlete joined fellow female members of team GB to model underwear from lingerie firm Nichole de Carle London for the calendar, which will go on sale in the New Year.
Yes, this is the same newspaper article I linked to yesterday, and it really does feature two calendars. But see the Telegraph, the Mirror, or the Daily Mail if you prefer. And buy it here.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Down on the Farm

Calendars aim to raise charity cash - Northampton Chronicle & EchoA GROUP of young women from farming backgrounds have bared almost all to raise thousands of pounds for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.
A calendar featuring pictures of 11 women from Northamptonshire and Peterborough has been produced to fund research into the muscle-wasting disease.
...The calendar, which is on sale for £7, has already raised £3,000 and Ms Paske said the fund-raising target was now £5,000.
She said: “It has been so much more popular than we thought it was going to be.”
...The calendars can be ordered by emailing and paying through
I love this photograph. Everyone's smiling! They're clearly having a blast.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

PMC Baring It All For Cancer Research

PMC riders bare it all for cancer research - The Beacon-Villager
More a dozen Pan-Massachusetts Challenge riders and supporters have stepped out of their comfort zone – and their clothing – to raise money for cancer research and treatment.
Baring It All For Cancer Research is a 2012 monthly calendar featuring PMC riders wearing only their birthday suits – tastefully covered with strategically placed PMC jerseys, merchandise, signs and bikes.
The group has raised over a half million dollars for cancer research over the last three years. Write to Alan Clarance for details or to buy. Can't imagine why they're not selling them on their web site.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Put your clothes back on, dears!

Put your clothes back on, dears! | Mail Online
Yes, I am afraid it is that special time of year again. The time when the good people of this country take on their favourite charity by taking off their clothes. The time for the rest of us to shop, to dig deep, to look though rose-tinted spectacles and choose the best nude charity calendars of 2012. And this year, there seem to be more calendars than ever before.
A part of you might want to scream ‘People of Britain, put your clothes back on!’ But no country on earth has taken to this naked act of charity more than the Brits.
That's probably true. As a percentage of the total population, we've probably seen more undraped Englishwomen than any other nationality. But although the extended headline begs Britons to stop losing their kit, the article itself presents a more friendly attitude. Ms Moir gives plenty of welcome attention to dozens of good people and their many worthy charities, which is really what it's all about.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sportsmen of South Walton

Sportsmen calendar good for ladies, charity | WaltonSun.comNeed a last-minute gift for the lady who has everything?
Lesley and Fletcher Isacks have the perfect gift option for you — and it benefits two worthy causes.
The Isacks unveiled The Sportsmen of South Walton calendar last week, which will benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge and One Love Worldwide.
Available from numerous local businesses. I can almost smell the sunblock.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Footprints Nursery / Grandtully Hostel

Hostel staff make a date in calendar - Perthshire AdvertiserA total of 18 people, among them women from Grandtully Hostel, near Aberfeldy, and staff and parents from Footprints Nursery in the north-east England town, shed their clothes for the Kay Smith Fund, a Hartlepool cancer memory of a 37-year-old woman who died of breast cancer in January 2006.
The calendar is available from the hostel and the nursery, and possibly some other local businesses. See also the Hartlepool Mail, and Footprints' Twitter page.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Brady Beauties

Calendar girls | North Platte TelegraphMembers of the group dressed up in goofy costumes to be photographed for the calendar. Previous collectable calendars raised money for the Brady Library in 2005 and for the Brady Fire Department in 2008. The 2012 calendar proceeds will go to the school foundation of Brady, Maxwell and Gothenburg.
It can be acquired from several local businesses, as well as through the Telegraph and Bulletin. The Beauties belong to the local Red Hat Society chapter.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Polton Close

Calendar girls gran and bear it for charity - South Yorkshire TimesThe lovely ladies from Polton Close Tenants’ and Residents’ Association have bared all for a charity calendar which has already reached Vienna, Canada, Madrid, Australia and New Zealand.
Proceeds from the Polton Close photos will go to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, the Chatsfield Suite at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Help for Heroes.
... The calendars, which cost £3.50, are available from members of Polton Close Tenants’ and Residents’ Association; from the Old Village Post Office in Thorne Road, Stainforth; Tanks a Lot, Sunny Bar, Doncaster; The Pet and Angling Centre, The Green, Thorne, Mick Maye’s card stall in Doncaster Market, or by ringing Mary on 01302 840014.
As with many other recent calendars, there's no web site, and no way to mail-order it.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ryanair Cabin Crew

Ryanair customers support controversial charity calendar, says airline · TheJournal.ieRyanair called on people “to support the efforts of Ryanair’s beautiful cabin crew”, who are trying to raise €100,000 for the DEBRA charity, which provides care and assistance to children suffering from the painful and debilitating EB skin condition.
Reckon they did: The 10,000 print run has sold out.
See UPI, RyanAir.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Russian Calendar Girls

Russia’s Calendar Girls strip for charity — RTMost will associate the name Calendar Girls with the famous British play – later a hit movie – based on a true story. It revolves around a group of middle-aged women, “members of a very ordinary Yorkshire branch of the Women’s Institute, who spark a global phenomenon by persuading one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference.”
... It took the play’s Russian cast nearly a year to make up their minds to follow in their characters’ footsteps and create a feel-good calendar of their own.
... Money raised from the nude pictures will go to the Life charity to help drug and alcohol addicted people, and support those recently released from jail as they go through rehabilitation.
The news report doesn't give any hint how to buy one, and doing a Google search for "russian calendar girls"... well, it isn't helpful.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ladies of 32744

Lake Helen grandmothers go from bake sales to pinup girls - Daytona Beach News JournalIf at first you don't succeed, take off some clothes.
That's what a group of grandmothers in Lake Helen did when their fundraising efforts fell flat.
It all started because women in town wanted to raise money to remodel the kitchen at American Legion Post 127, a popular gathering spot in Lake Helen for veterans. In the past, the ladies had held bake sales, but they found they were only netting a few hundred dollars. Remodeling expenses would likely be in the thousands.
...Donations can be mailed to PO Box 884 Lake Helen, FL 32744. More information about obtaining a calendar is available by calling Pat Chadwick at 386-228-3695.

If it isn't obvious, 32744 is the local zip code. Although the calendar doesn't have an official web site, it is possible to buy one from a vendor on eBay. See also Dave FM.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Barely There

Massey University Students Get Naked For Charity | University students have made thousands of dollars this year by taking off their clothes.
The university's 'Barely There 2010-11' calendar - which features naked third-year veterinary students posing behind well-positioned animals and props - has raised $3000 for SPCA Canterbury.
Order one here, if they haven't sold out, for $15NZ plus shipping.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Hundred Acres Pub

Regulars strip off for charity calendar (From Bicester Advertiser)Fourteen volunteers, including a biker, a businessman and twins, all stripped off to show their support for [Oxford’s Churchill Hospital].
The pub owner's mother had just been treated there for lung cancer. The owner was among the women who posed. ("Mrs Barrett, 37, said: 'I couldn’t expect my staff to do it if I didn’t do it.') Her daughter (the patient's granddaughter, a photography student) took the pictures, and also appears in the calendar. There doesn't seem to be any way to buy one other than to stroll into the Hundred Acres Pub, or the nearby Shakespeare Pub.