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Cheeky calendar raises thousands for Cancer Research UK

A whopping £8,600 has been raised through sales of a cheeky charity calendar made right here in Leicestershire.

Over 700 calendars were sold over the Christmas period, with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.

Leicester Time: Cheeky calendar raises thousands for Cancer Research UK
Picture: Cancer Research UK

It was the brainchild of Liz Wells, who roped in friends and family to pose for the playful product in varying states of undress.

She also organised a charity night on 3rd February at Quorn Village Hall, which helped to top up funds. It included music by local musician, Rob Jeffrey. The charity night also include a raffle and in total this took Liz’s fundraising to a staggering £8,600.

Liz Wells said: “I’d like to thank everyone who help with the calendar including all the amazing models, the make-up artists and photographers, the printers, sponsors and the local outlets who helped sell the calendars. Finally, I’d also like to thank Terence Stokes of Sixhills Farm for allowing us to shoot the calendar on his farm.

“I also like to thank everyone who helped me organise the Charity night, who bought a ticket, donated a raffle prize and of course, Rob, who sang and entertained everyone for almost 3 hours.”

Leicester Time: Cheeky calendar raises thousands for Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK fundraising spokesperson for Loughborough, Becky Elphick, said: “Thanks to the dedication and generosity of supporters, like Liz Wells, for over 120 years we’ve been making discoveries that have saved countless lives, and which benefit millions of people around the world.  

 “Liz and all her supporters are inspirational. Liz has thrown herself into organising the calendar and the charity fundraising night. We can’t thank Liz enough for helping us to fight over 200 types of cancer. Cancer Research UK vision is to bring about a world where everyone can lead longer, better lives, free from the fear of cancer and it is thanks to people, like Liz, that together we are beating cancer.”