Morley WI Produce Calendar To Raise Funds For Brain Tumour And Research Support

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Everyone knows the story of The Calendar Girls from the worldwide hit movie of how a group of extraordinary women, members of a Yorkshire WI group, persuaded one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference.
When members of the Morley WI committee enjoyed a night out to see The Girls, adapted for the stage with music written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, they were inspired to follow in the footsteps of their brave counterparts.
The Morley WI hosted an insightful talk from the original Calendar Girl, Angela Knowles whose life was the focus in the movie. Members and their guests enjoyed hearing her incredible journey when she came to speak at a recent WI meeting and she certainly inspired those taking part in the calendar.
They were delighted when 34 members of the Morley WI agreed to participate and create their very own alternative calendar, this time raising much needed funds for the Brain Tumour and Research Support (BTRS) charity (formerly Andrea’s Gift)
Inspired by their own personal stories of friends and family members affected by this horrific disease and encouraged by the sheer bravery and courage of fellow WI colleagues, they plucked up the courage to pose nude in July working with a local photographer Kate Campbell, (who is also a Morley WI member) and created the theme for their calendar.
Rachael Kennedy, president of Morley WI said; “We are now getting ready to launch our 2017 calendar, all done very tastefully of course, with each month themed around national events from New Year, Valentine’s, Six Nations, Yorkshire Day, Christmas and more!
We are delighted to be raising funds and awareness of the amazing work by the BTRS and we are working very closely with the charity to ensure we get as much ‘exposure’ as possible for the BTRS and the calendar sales….. we aim to sell at least 1000 calendars priced at £10 each with every penny going to the charity”.
The calendar is available now. Local shops and cafes have offered to stock the calendar for them and they have a designated email for mail orders

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