Calendar girls: Country Crackers bare all for charity

A GROUP of women have dared to bare all in a racey calendar to raise money for charity.

Pub owner Kelly Bishop rallied friends – aged 18 to 54 – to take part in a bid to raise �10,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

The 20-strong group from Cornish Hall End launched the calendar – which has a farming and rural theme and is suitably called ‘Country Crackers’ – at a beer festival held at the Horse & Groom pub in the village at the weekend.

Its launch comes five years after the men of the village did their own version of the calendar, which raised �5,000 for prostate cancer.

One of the Country Crackers, Karen Rozee, who helped to organise the 2013 calendar, said it was time for the women in the village to do something.


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“For some time we’ve been asking ourselves what can we do. We came up with the idea of doing a calendar and it just snowballed,” she said.

“The calendar is very tasteful and there’s nothing on show. It was really good fun and we are now going hell for leather to try and raise �10,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.”

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Local businesses have sponsored the effort, and the pictures were taken by photographer James Linsell-Clark, meaning that all profits go to the charity.

To order the 2013 Country Crackers calendar ring the pub on 01799 586306.

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