Ilkeston’s Calendar Girls

Sherry Hatton, Julie Brown, Rachel Platt, Louise Scattergood, Yvonne Warhurst, Louise Gregory, Lisa Hazeldine, Margi Willis and Suzanne Dunbar. Also included in the calendar are Brie Turner and Emma Black.
Sherry Hatton, Julie Brown, Rachel Platt, Louise Scattergood, Yvonne Warhurst, Louise Gregory, Lisa Hazeldine, Margi Willis and Suzanne Dunbar. Also included in the calendar are Brie Turner and Emma Black.

A GROUP of Ilkeston Calendar Girls have bared all in a bid to raise nearly £3,000 for charities close to their hearts.

Inspired by the 2003 film in which WI members stripped off for a calendar, Louise Gregory, Suzanne Dunbar and nine friends disrobed in the Dewdrop Inn for 12 saucy photos.

The ladies, all aged between 32 and mid-50s, are hoping to raise at least £2,700 to be split between Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation and Motor Neurone Disease Association, which have helped the girls’ close family and friends.

Louise said: “We, of course, were all very nervous about getting undressed in front of each other but we all knew that the calendar was for a good cause and had a good giggle in the meantime.”

Daniel Burton Imagery Photographers took all the photos and Blue Monkey Brewery contributed to printing costs.

The calendars are £10, with £9 going to charity. A launch party is on November 24 at the Dewdrop Inn at 7.30pm when they be on sale.