Wymondham amateur dramatics group get their kit off for cancer

A south Norfolk amateur dramatics group are celebrating their 60th anniversary by getting their kit off for cancer

Wymondham Players have produced a nude calendar to coincide with their diamond anniversary and their own performance of Calendar Girls.

Twelve brave women bared all for the calendar, which will help to raise money for Wymondham based cancer charity, Star Throwers.

Leanne Neave, 33, who joined Wymondham Players in 2009, said: 'We are really pleased with it. Two of our members, Heather Carpenter and Louise Casson came up with the idea.

'We are doing Calendar Girls as our April production next year and it's our group's 60th anniversary.'

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Not wanting to copy the original Calendar Girls, the players' calendar depicts the process of putting a play together, from January's publicity shot through auditions and rehearsals, to December's after show party.

Mrs Neave, who works as a human resources advisor, added: 'Luckily it was a warm day when we shot the calendars and our photographer, Sarah Bush, was excellent. The shoot was fantastic.

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'The calendar shows everything which goes into a production.'

The calendar also features a bonus photo with all of the men posing for a photo for January 2014.

'We wanted to get them involved,' said Mrs Neave, a mother-of-two, who lives in Beetley, near Dereham. 'They loved it.'

Proceeds from the calendar, which costs �5, will be donated to Star Throwers.

'Everyone is touched by cancer in one way or another. It's nice that the money is going to a local support network. It's about everyone getting together, working as a team and doing something for charity. We will have a collection for star throwers on the night of our production,' Mrs Neave added.

The calendar can be bought from Geo Reeve, Wardrobes and The Book Fountain in Wymondham or online at www.wymondhamplayers.org.uk/calendar

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