A CHARITABLE team at a Uttoxeter store are clubbing together to raise money for a cancer charity, by creating a Calendar Girls effort.
Staff at Boots, in High Street, are preparing to put together a Calendar Girls product for sale in store in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and they need volunteers to help them out.
But the team at Boots aren’t asking people to come and take their clothes off, they just want some help on the production side of things as well as to rally support from local businesses wishing to become sponsors.
Local celebrity Rustie Lee is also joining in the charity effort and has offered to model in the calendar.
Julie Redfern, manager at Boots Uttoxeter, said: “We want to raise as much money as we possibly can by selling these calendars in as many places as we can.
“All proceeds would go to Macmillan Cancer Research and now we are looking for people to help us out free of charge with the photography and printing.
“We’re looking for sponsors for the edition – local businesses, it’s a great opportunity for local businesses and people to get on board and help us raise a lot of money for Macmillan.
“On a personal level, my father-in-law is currently having chemotherapy so it’s a cause close to my heart.
“I’m doing it for him.
“I just got the idea, and at first I was joking with the ladies in store about it, but then I thought why not? It’s a bit different and it will give everyone a good laugh.
“We’re hoping to start work on it in May and then publish in June, now I’ve had the idea I’m keen to get on with it.
“We’re going to need help with printing and publishing. Once it’s done it will go out to a number of Boots stores as I know they would be very happy to stock it.
“Sponsors will get their business names printed on the calendar.
“Our local celebrity Rustie Lee has also said to put her name to the edition and she will be joining in which is very exciting.
“At the moment we are in the initial stages of the ideas, and are looking for a sponsor or a volunteer to get the ball rolling.”
Those wishing to help out should drop into the store in High Street and speak to Julie. Alternatively, they can contact 01889 562047.