December 12 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
They are mothers, sisters, wives, cousins, colleagues, neighbours and friends.
And now, after stripping for a charity calendar, a group of 18 Norfolk women can add models to their biographies.
Sarah Moulton, 37, from Griston Road, in Watton, has rallied the women she knows to take their kit off and pose in picturesque spots around the county, including Gooderstone, North Pickenham, Bodney and Cley, to raise cash for cancer charities.
Among them is Johanna Lloyd, 37, from Norwich, who works for Aviva. She said: “We are celebrating real women. I feel very proud that we have done this.”
In May next year Mrs Moulton, a mum of three and step-mum of two, will cycle around Cuba for Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.
The money raised from the calendar will go towards the cycling fundraising effort.
She said: “It’s such a good cause – and cancer is on the increase.
“I just thought the calendar would be a really fun thing to do. Once we got our clothes off, we all felt brilliant!”
Many of the women, from Norwich, Watton, Swaffham and Fakenham, say they know someone who has had cancer or is currently suffering with the condition, and they want to help to fund research into better treatment.
One of the models, Carol Purton, director of dance school Young Stars of Dance, who comes from Watton, is currently having treatment for breast cancer.
And Louise Moulton, 42, from Thompson, lost her six-year-old son Kyle in 2005 to a brain tumour. She said she wanted to get involved to raise awareness about cancer.
Despite being nervous at the thought of taking their clothes off in front of the photographer, Sarah’s husband Dean, many of the women said they felt “liberated”.
The calendars cost £10 and will be sold in Adcocks on Watton High Street on a date to be confirmed.