01:30PM, Friday 06 November 2015
Brave women bared their bits as they raised cash for charity on Tuesday.
The group of 14 women from Old Windsor gathered at the Old Windsor Club, in St Luke’s Road, to be photographed for a charity calendar.
The Calendar Girls style project is the brainchild of Sharon Molyneux, Mandy Reed and Jan Reynolds who wanted to do something unique to raise money for charity.
Proceeds from the calendar will go towards Breast Cancer UK and the British Heart Foundation.
Sharon, who is turning 50 this month, of William Ellis Road, said: “We decided to do it one Saturday night after too many bottles of prosecco.
“Cancer is something that has touched most people’s lives so we decided we wanted to do something.”
After a post on the We Love Old Windsor Facebook page, the group were inundated with offers to star in the calendar and help produce it.
Just 10 days after coming up with the idea, the 14 volunteers were in front of the camera and baring all.
The calendar was shot by photographer Leona Jacobson who offered her services for free.
The women were due meet Leona last night (Thursday) to choose the final line-up of photos for the calendar.
Asked about the shoot itself, Sharon said: “It was amazing, everyone brought along props and Leona was incredible.
“I had one of the most memorable nights of my life, it was crazy fun.
“It was liberating and challenging. I think we all got a bit more confidence.
“The whole project was such a group effort.”
The group is raising money to print the calendars at crowdfunding.justgiving.com/sharon-molyneux and they are expected to be on sale in time for Christmas.
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