Eleven men and three women from a cross-section of mine workers have laid it all our there in the name of charity. Boulby in the Buff calendar, which is set to go on sale aims to raise funds for the Great North Air Ambulance Service.
Following in the tradition of the Women’s Institute, which back in 1999, bared all for the camera in order to raise money for charity after one of their members husbands died of cancer. The calendar went on to sell 88,000 copies in the UK alone and was turned into a popular British film and stage show Calendar Girls. The filmed starred the likes of Helen Mirren and Julie Walters.
The Boulby calendar inspired by their efforts are baring all with the aim of raising £4,000 for the worthy cause. As of today, they have raised 14% of their target with £594 raise so far.
Money raised will help the doctor-led critical care teams that deliver vital treatment at the scene of an incident whether up high in the hills, by the roadside of in city centres around the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria.
The charity responded to 1,640 call outs last year alone and provide a service which could mean the difference between life or death.
The Scarborough News reports that, the organiser is Katie Robinson, Boulby Communications Manager, who said: “We’re suggesting that everyone pay ten pounds to the JustGiving page we’ve set up. Plus, three pounds for postage if they can’t make it to the mine.”
Ben Sisson, specialist fundraiser for GNAAS, said: “It’s fantastic to have the support of ICL Boulby and see them fundraising for our charity in an interesting and different way.
“We rely entirely on public donations to survive, so we greatly appreciate the effort they have put in to produce a unique calendar which help raise funds for our charity.”
If you’d like a calendar, you can pre-order via the link here with money going to a worth cause via JustGiving.
Feature Image Credit: Boulby Calendar