A BARE all calendar for 2012 to raise funds for the families of soldiers killed or injured in Afghanistan will be on sale in August.
Chatburn businesswoman Mandy Paul, of Hudson’s Ice Creams, raised £10,000 for the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment charity last year with her first Bare All For the Dukes calendar.
The combat-themed calendar was put together in memory of Mandy’s brave nephew, 25-year-old Lance Corporal Jordan Bancroft, who died just weeks before he was due to end his six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Photos for the 2012 calendar are currently being taken, with this recent shot captured at Brickhouse Farm, Longsight Road, Langho, of the calendar models on a 70 ton chieftain tank, courtesy of Michael and Jean Higgins. “This time all of the family model on the calendar, cousins, aunties, it’s a real family affair,” Mandy explained.
“It took some persuasion to get them all in, but they eventually agreed.”
The models, whose ages range from 18 to 45, are photographed in combat-themed cheeky poses. “I’m hoping to raise double the amount of our previous total with this new calendar,” added Mandy.
To order your copy of the calendar contact Mandy on 07885 762722 or visit www.bareallforthedukes.co.uk
Mandy would also love to hear from anyone interested in sponsoring next year’s calendar.