Success for Attleborough calendar girls
A daring group of NHS workers have raised �12,600 for a breast cancer charity by posing in their own nude calendar.Taking inspiration from the story of the Calendar Girls, the Attleborough-based bunch, dubbed the Pink Pals, decided to bare all in memory of a friend and colleague who lost her battle with breast cancer.
A daring group of NHS workers have raised �12,600 for a breast cancer charity by posing in their own nude calendar.
Taking inspiration from the story of the Calendar Girls, the Attleborough-based bunch, dubbed the Pink Pals, decided to bare all in memory of a friend and colleague who lost her battle with breast cancer.
They were photographed at some of Norfolk's most iconic locations, including Holkham Beach, Gressenhall Museum, Peter Beales Roses and even the changing room at Norwich City Football Club.
Almost 2,000 copies have flown off the shelves since they went on sale in October and last week they presented the money raised to The Breast Cancer Resource Fund at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Pink Pal Ann Trett, who was pictured at Norfolk Lavender for the July photo, said: 'We were bowled over by the generosity of people who bought calendars, gave us a donation and attended our special events. It's been a very enjoyable project for us all in aid of a great cause in memory of a beloved friend.
'We were amazed to sell nearly 2,000 calendars. The best outlet was Attleborough Surgery which sold 140. We would like to thank everyone who helped us reach such a phenomenal total.'
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Lynne Priestley, Breast Care Sister at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, said: 'We are so grateful for the Pink Pals' hard work. Their fine total is absolutely fantastic.
'The Breast Cancer Fund directly supports the patients and their families, providing enhanced care and helping improve their quality of life by running support groups, offering grants for clothing and much more during what is a difficult time.'
Money was also raised through sales of a song called We All Fight Together, recorded by Manchester-based Van Ryn and fundraising music concerts.