Hoylake Calendar Girls reveal all for Clatterbridge

Hoylake Calendar GirlsA group of women from Wirral are baring all for Clatterbridge.

Listeners to the Coffee Club heard the naked truth about the plans for a fundraising calendar inspired by The Real Full Monty.

Hoylake Calendar Girls are stripping off in aid of The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.

It came after the ITV programme with Coleen Nolan struck a chord with Debra Armitage whose mum Liz was treated in the health park for breast cancer a few years ago.

She set up a group which now has nearly 30 women aged 18-70, including some who have had surgery and are in remission, ready to reveal all.

The group has already had an icebreaker shot taken - with other photo sessions planned before the calendar is published later this summer.

"We did take a bit of Dutch courage but once everyone had done the icebreaker and knew what people had been through everyone was just inspired to do it." - Debra Armitage, organiser

Lynsey Williams, Debra Armitage and mum Liz Armitage

Fellow calendar girl Lynsey Williams joined Liz in sharing her experiences of breast cancer with listeners.

She spotted a lump in 2012 almost by accident after missing her mammogram.

Meanwhile Liz was diagnosed on her 60th birthday after her test and was told it would probably have been too late if she had waited to find it herself.

After receiving radiotherapy at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, she has now been clear for two years.

13 sponsors are paying for the production of the calendar so every £10 will go straight to the charity.

"It's nice to be doing something for the local hospital because we were looked well here so it's good to be putting something back into it." - Lynsey Williams

The girls hope to sell up to a thousand calendars - and the men of Hoylake had better watch out.

They are planning to shoot a calendar for prostate cancer next year!


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