Selfies for Cancer Awareness

Miss April

You’ll no doubt be aware of the fact there has been a lot on Facebook recently about taking “no make-up selfies” to raise awareness for Cancer research.

That’s all very well – but I wonder how many people have actually donated to a cancer research charity whilst posting up their bare-faced selfies on the social networking site?  Seriously, if everyone who did it also donated just one pound, you would truly be harnessing the power of Facebook for a good cause.  To be fair, I noticed one person actually put up a screen shot of herself donating  on-line instead of doing a “selfie” and that’s great! Sadly, I reckon the majority just got involved with the fun side of things and were satisfied with the ego trip from the accumulated “Likes” and the enjoyment of nominating the friends to do the same.

Right then.  So here is the Real Deal…

aprilJayne and I have thus far shot four naked charity calendars.  Two of these were in aid of cancer charities and the total amount raised was just short of £30,000.

We already have one planned for 2015 with a group of ladies eager to raise cash for cancer charities in honour of friends and family they have lost to this terrible disease.  But what the heck…  We are up for shooting another one too!

If you want to get involved, you’ll need to find twelve or more enthusiastic people willing to bare all (or even just a bit!) for a good cause.  You will also need to be prepared to organise the promoting and selling of the calendars.

If you can convince us that you are determined to raise heaps of money, we will give our services free of charge.  And to heck with “no make-up” thing, Jayne will give each person a makeover and we will photograph you tastefully, sympathetically and artistically.

Follow the links on this page to view some of our previous calendars – all posed by brave and dedicated local people.  We even have a dedicated website:  CharityCalendar.co.uk

And if you are serious about making a difference…  get in touch with us via email, phone or over Facebook to arrange an inital meeting to explore the possibilities.

 

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Classy Cobs 2010 Charity Calendar

Layout 1During 2010 Jayne and I were delighted to have produced the Classy Cobs Naked Charity Calendar which raised over £12,000 for charity.

Ten lovely ladies from the  Llyn Helyg Livery near Holywell got together to prove that cleaning out the stables and mucking about on the farm doesn’t have to be done in wellies and dowdy overalls.

Jayne and I spent two weekends down on the farm shooting the pictures and as you can tell from their faces, great fun was had by all those involved.

I designed the layout and produced the pages ready to be printed by Jeff Jones of A J Typesetters Ltd.  A launch night was held at the Oriel House in St Asaph and all the girls did a fantastic job of Marketing and selling the calendar.

All the funds raised went to the Ty-Croeso Dawn Elizabeth House – a totally donation-funded six bedroom house within the grounds of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd Hospital, near Rhyl, North Wales, to provide overnight accommodation for the parents of sick children on the paediatric wards.

Visit the official Classy Cobs Web Site for more information and behind the scenes stories and pictures and here for the calendar facebook page.

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December 2009 – Beauty and the Beast

girls_12Miss December

is Sue Evans.

Dancer Sue strikes up a pose from Cabaret.

At the moment, however, whilst her calendar page is gracing wall all over the world, Sue is contemplating the pose she will be striking in the maternity ward at the end of this month!

boys_12Mr December

is chef Jason Jones.

Jason can be found roasting his chestnuts in the kitchens of Bar-W at the Wynnstay Arms in Ruthin.

Check out the official calendar website.

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November 2009 – Beauty and the Beast

girls_11Miss November

is Catryn Wynne-Griffiths.

Catryn works for a company that helps people keep warm in the winter!

boys_11Mr November

is local arcitect Jan Bargiel.

Check out the official calendar website.

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October 2009 – Beauty and the Beast

girls_10Miss October

is Cathryn Ankers.

Cathryn chose this ‘power pose’ because her partner Ross (Mr April) is a live wire linesman.

boys_10Mr October

is Cheeky Photographer Neil Dallywater.

Neil is photographer/editor for two of the country’s largest circulation tattoo magazines Skin Deep and Skin Shots.

Check out the official calendar website.

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