Brave women bare all for breast cancer

Calendar Girls. Some of the ladies who took part in the fundraising event.

Calendar Girls. Some of the ladies who took part in the fundraising event.

These brave women are baring it all by dressing down to help breast cancer sufferers.

Sixteen women of all shapes and sizes stripped off to pose for pictures for a fundraising calendar.

The women, led by Louise Thornton, 25, were pictured with items strategically placed, to cover their modesty.

All of the women know someone who has been affected by breast cancer, including Kayleigh Davison, 26, whose mum Lorna Davison, 49, was recently diagnosed with the disease.

The group, aged from their 20s to 50s, were sponsored to ‘dress down’, with one of the girls raising more than £200 single-handedly.

This will be added to funds raised from the sale of the calendar, which costs £5 and will be available from the women and from the Crosslands shop in the village.

The women had a £500 sponsorship target for Breast Cancer Care and they reckon they have smashed this already, with more funds to come from the calendars.

For January, some of the women pose with a carefully-placed large bottle of champagne, February sees the girls pictured with chocolates and flowers for Valentine’s Day and in March they pose with St Patrick’s Day props.

In December, all the women play ‘Miss Santa’.

Louise, a mum-of-two who lives in Peterlee and works for nPower, said: “What a fantastic day for such a great cause, what an experience.

“Us ladies had a good laugh during the photo shoot, thanks to all the girls involved, and everyone who has sponsored us.”

Louise also thanked hair and make-up specialists, the photographer involved and The Bell pub, in Sunderland Road, Horden, for providing the venue for the photo shoot.

Anyone wanting to find out more about getting hold of a calendar can call Chelsea Corrigan on 07598728935.




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