Burnley women bare all for charity calendar

Charlotte Atkinson
Charlotte Atkinson
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Cheeky pictures of Burnley women in a saucy calendar are helping to raise money for a worthwhile cause.

The women – Laura Tomlinson, Sharon Cawse, Pennyann Worthington, Charlotte Atkinson and Charlene Parsons – dared to bare in two calendars raising money for research into multiple sclerosis and leukodystrophy.

The calendars, four in total, have been produced by Bolton man Andy Monk, whose wife Gwen suffers from multiple sclerosis.

He said: “Gwen has suffered from MS for 22 years and we used to do a sponsored walk together.

“Sadly, Gwen has become too poorly in recent years and is now in a wheelchair. I saw the film Calendar Girls and thought it would be a great way to raise money for charities researching this condition.

“We have produced four calendars in total with lots of my friends and mutual friends taking part in the shoot.

“They have been really good sports as the pictures are a bit cheeky but it’s for a fantastic cause.”

Photographs for one of the calendars, “Hot to Trot”, were taken at Sweetwell Farm in Briercliffe, while photographs for “Vampires Unchained” were taken at Villiers Street, Accrington Road and Gawthorpe Hall.

The calendars are for sale on eBay, priced £10 plus postage. All proceeds go to the British Trust For The Myelin Project, Borders Aspergers and Autism Group Support, and a Scout group in Harwood.