A group of seven friends from Helston, with a naked ambition to raise funds for Children’s Hospice South West, are launching their own nearly nude charity calendar.
The Cheeky Cornish 2014 calendar is the brainchild of 21-year-old Georgiana ‘Geo’ Fairweather, from Manor Way, who has wanted to support the charity for the last two years.
Now with her employer, the Truro branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland, taking part in charity’s ‘£50 Challenge’ – to take £50 to spend on projects and events that will multiply the figure into a far larger amount – Georgina decided it was the perfect opportunity to fulfil that ambition.
The former Helston Community College student said: “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for two years so it’s been quite an emotional thing to do.
“I’ve had fantastic support from my friends and family and I couldn’t have done it without them.”
She asked six friends to help her and the calendar, which will go on sale next week, features group and individual shots taken in a variety of Cornwall locations.
Among the places featured are St Michael’s Mount, Roskilly’s near St Keverne, the Wheal Dream and Philps in Hayle, where they took part in a pasty shoot.
Photographer Alex Thomas, from Liskeard, donated his time for free and each page has been sponsored to cover the printing costs.
“I’m quite a bubbly person but I must admit I was quite nervous doing the shooting,” said Georgina, before adding: “We were confident it was for a brilliant cause and by the end of the day I think it’s the best thing I’ve every done.”
The A4 calendars will cost £5 and are set to be launched at a special event in Helston’s Shooters bar on Saturday, October 19.
The friends will then be at Helston Sainsbury’s on Sunday, October 20 between 11am and 3pm selling the calendars.
People can also pick them up at various businesses in the area, including the Wheal Dream restaurant, Helston and Truro sports centres and Brewers of Helston, with Georgina currently in talks with a newsagents in St Keverne.