Cheeky Helston charity calendar girls 'make a difference'

Falmouth Packet: Cheeky Helston charity calendar girls 'make a difference' Cheeky Helston charity calendar girls 'make a difference'

A group of girls with a naked ambition to raise money for charity have now presented the proceeds of their nude calendar.

The Cheeky Cornish 2014 calendar was the brainchild of 21-year-old Georgiana “Geo” Fairweather, from Manor Way, Helston.

She had wanted to raise money for the Children’s Hospice South West for the past two years and roped in six friends to help her.

Together they posed for group and individual shots taken in a variety of Cornish locations, including St Michael’s Mount, Roskilly’s, near St Keverne, and the Wheal Dream.

The results formed the images for A4 calendars that went on sale in October.

Geo, who works for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Truro branch, has since visited the Little Harbour hospice at St Austell, together with her manager Sandra Egan, to present a cheque for £2,817 to the charity.

Falmouth Packet:

Although the girls will continue to raise funds and sell calendars up until Christmas, this marked the amount raised during The £50 Challenge, which Geo was taking part in – raising as much money as possible from an initial £50.

Speaking after her visit to the hospice, Geo told the Packet: “Visiting the hospice itself was very emotional and really deepened the understanding of where the money goes.

“I could not have done this without the incredible support of friends and family and I really was honoured to be able to donate such a fantastic amount.”

Bernadette Chambers, corporate fundraiser for the Children’s Hospice South West, said: “Geo and the team at RBS have done such a fantastic job in fundraising through The £50 Challenge. They have really shown what a great amount can be raised from a small start up fund of just £50 and some innovative ideas.

“The money raised through their hard work really will make such a difference to our families and the children here at Little Harbour.”

 

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6:41am Tue 17 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I am glad they did well with the sales of the calendars for such a good cause.
I am glad they did well with the sales of the calendars for such a good cause. Gillian Zella Martin 09

10:08am Tue 17 Dec 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Would have been simpler just to have a whip-round and then give the charity a few grand of their own.
Would have been simpler just to have a whip-round and then give the charity a few grand of their own. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

12:29pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
Would have been simpler just to have a whip-round and then give the charity a few grand of their own.
I think part of the initiative was entering the £50 challenge, whereby you start with £50 and see how much you can make for charity. I think it would somewhat defeat the object if they just donated their own money, besides many people will buy something for charity at a set price but are not always so keen maybe to give quite as much if just asked for a donation.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: Would have been simpler just to have a whip-round and then give the charity a few grand of their own.[/p][/quote]I think part of the initiative was entering the £50 challenge, whereby you start with £50 and see how much you can make for charity. I think it would somewhat defeat the object if they just donated their own money, besides many people will buy something for charity at a set price but are not always so keen maybe to give quite as much if just asked for a donation. Gillian Zella Martin 09

10:37pm Tue 17 Dec 13

meerkats says...

I think any fund raising for charity is good . Maybe next year perhaps it will be the fellas turn to pose for a calendar. lol.
I think any fund raising for charity is good . Maybe next year perhaps it will be the fellas turn to pose for a calendar. lol. meerkats

12:46pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Well I for one am fed up of these strip-off for charity calendars. It's been unoriginal for years already. Mainly only people who know them are likely to bother buying it.
And I can't agree that all charity fund-raising is good: we don't actually know where a lot of it ends up, or rather we do: syphoned off into the bank accounts of the greedy.
I am in no way suggesting anything like that in this case though and accept that CHSW may well be a properly-run charity.
Well I for one am fed up of these strip-off for charity calendars. It's been unoriginal for years already. Mainly only people who know them are likely to bother buying it. And I can't agree that all charity fund-raising is good: we don't actually know where a lot of it ends up, or rather we do: syphoned off into the bank accounts of the greedy. I am in no way suggesting anything like that in this case though and accept that CHSW may well be a properly-run charity. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

1:27pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I understand what you are saying Lord Barry as some large charities are run by a business method, and there are some unscrupulous people around, however, take for example Shelter Box, one can see where ones donated money goes in as far as to say one can see the shelterboxes that are distributed abroad. With CHSW we all I would think know the hospice has been built and needs ongoing support, as do all Cornwall hospices, as with the stroke appeal etc, it is proven that goods were purchased with funds raised.

Regarding personally sponsoring individuals for fund raising events then that I suppose is up to the individual trust one may have in someone who is participating in an event.
I personally work on the basis that I will trust anyone until they break that trust or have already been proven untrustworthy. I am not naive but I feel if there is never any trust with fundraising then we would live in a very sad community with many good causes suffering.
I am completely trustworthy myself in all aspects of life and would not like others to doubt my honesty, therefore I would not like to doubt other individuals.
I understand what you are saying Lord Barry as some large charities are run by a business method, and there are some unscrupulous people around, however, take for example Shelter Box, one can see where ones donated money goes in as far as to say one can see the shelterboxes that are distributed abroad. With CHSW we all I would think know the hospice has been built and needs ongoing support, as do all Cornwall hospices, as with the stroke appeal etc, it is proven that goods were purchased with funds raised. Regarding personally sponsoring individuals for fund raising events then that I suppose is up to the individual trust one may have in someone who is participating in an event. I personally work on the basis that I will trust anyone until they break that trust or have already been proven untrustworthy. I am not naive but I feel if there is never any trust with fundraising then we would live in a very sad community with many good causes suffering. I am completely trustworthy myself in all aspects of life and would not like others to doubt my honesty, therefore I would not like to doubt other individuals. Gillian Zella Martin 09

1:34pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

I agree with you Gill that a community without trust would be a very bad thing. Unfortunately though, the fact remains that a sizeable minority of the population are self-serving and unscrupulous. You only need look at the constant stream of articles in this and other papers about benefits cheats, accountants/administ
rators syphoning off funds from small businesses to pay for lavish lifestyles, etc, to conclude that a healthy degree of scepticism is advisable...
I agree with you Gill that a community without trust would be a very bad thing. Unfortunately though, the fact remains that a sizeable minority of the population are self-serving and unscrupulous. You only need look at the constant stream of articles in this and other papers about benefits cheats, accountants/administ rators syphoning off funds from small businesses to pay for lavish lifestyles, etc, to conclude that a healthy degree of scepticism is advisable... Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

2:15pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
I agree with you Gill that a community without trust would be a very bad thing. Unfortunately though, the fact remains that a sizeable minority of the population are self-serving and unscrupulous. You only need look at the constant stream of articles in this and other papers about benefits cheats, accountants/administ

rators syphoning off funds from small businesses to pay for lavish lifestyles, etc, to conclude that a healthy degree of scepticism is advisable...
Very true, the problem being is where does one draw the line, for example if something goes missing in the post locally, should one accept or assume it was genuinely lost or jump to the conclusion it was stolen and never post anything again?
[quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: I agree with you Gill that a community without trust would be a very bad thing. Unfortunately though, the fact remains that a sizeable minority of the population are self-serving and unscrupulous. You only need look at the constant stream of articles in this and other papers about benefits cheats, accountants/administ rators syphoning off funds from small businesses to pay for lavish lifestyles, etc, to conclude that a healthy degree of scepticism is advisable...[/p][/quote]Very true, the problem being is where does one draw the line, for example if something goes missing in the post locally, should one accept or assume it was genuinely lost or jump to the conclusion it was stolen and never post anything again? Gillian Zella Martin 09

2:21pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
I agree with you Gill that a community without trust would be a very bad thing. Unfortunately though, the fact remains that a sizeable minority of the population are self-serving and unscrupulous. You only need look at the constant stream of articles in this and other papers about benefits cheats, accountants/administ


rators syphoning off funds from small businesses to pay for lavish lifestyles, etc, to conclude that a healthy degree of scepticism is advisable...
Very true, the problem being is where does one draw the line, for example if something goes missing in the post locally, should one accept or assume it was genuinely lost or jump to the conclusion it was stolen and never post anything again?
Well in that example, you would be caught between a rock and a hard place as you'd probably need to post stuff again... I guess you just have to draw the line wherever it personally suits you and your line is a bit further along than mine, I think ;-).
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: I agree with you Gill that a community without trust would be a very bad thing. Unfortunately though, the fact remains that a sizeable minority of the population are self-serving and unscrupulous. You only need look at the constant stream of articles in this and other papers about benefits cheats, accountants/administ rators syphoning off funds from small businesses to pay for lavish lifestyles, etc, to conclude that a healthy degree of scepticism is advisable...[/p][/quote]Very true, the problem being is where does one draw the line, for example if something goes missing in the post locally, should one accept or assume it was genuinely lost or jump to the conclusion it was stolen and never post anything again?[/p][/quote]Well in that example, you would be caught between a rock and a hard place as you'd probably need to post stuff again... I guess you just have to draw the line wherever it personally suits you and your line is a bit further along than mine, I think ;-). Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

5:16pm Wed 18 Dec 13

molesworth says...

Where can I get this calendar? I need some inspiration whilst pottering in my shed.
Where can I get this calendar? I need some inspiration whilst pottering in my shed. molesworth

7:43am Thu 19 Dec 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

molesworth wrote:
Where can I get this calendar? I need some inspiration whilst pottering in my shed.
"Pottering"... Now there's a new word for it!
[quote][p][bold]molesworth[/bold] wrote: Where can I get this calendar? I need some inspiration whilst pottering in my shed.[/p][/quote]"Pottering"... Now there's a new word for it! Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

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