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Rowney Green Calendar Boys strip for charity

Posted on August 20 2013 at 9:53:59

Calendar Boys

The men of Rowney Green have dared to go bare for a charity calendar raising money to combat a cancer that currently kills one man ever hour.

The idea for the calendar was dreamed up during one of the regular Friday night sessions when Rowney Green village hall is transformed into a pub called The Goat & Trousers.

Villagers take it in turns to run the bar and while Pete Jeffs and Chris and Jen Burton were pulling pints, a quiz was being held to support local theatre group All & Sundry’s production of the play Calendar Girls.

Chris told The Village: “We thought, why don’t we do the male equivalent to support a charity?

“It was quickly agreed that if this were to be a male calendar then a suitable charity would be Prostate Cancer UK as we knew that a few residents of Rowney Green had suffered with prostate problems.

“Then we had great fun drawing up a list of locals who we thought would agree to appear in the calendar.”

They approached Louis Howard, a freelance photographer living in the village who was quick to offer her services especially as it was going to a good cause. 

“And when the subject for the calendar was mentioned at The Goat & Trousers, we were inundated with prospective ‘models’!”

The first group shots were taken in April and continued throughout the passing months with various location shots, meticulously planned.

The calendar should be available at the end of this month for only £5 from The Goat and Trousers, The Joshua Tree in Alvechurch, Alvechurch Post Office, Clayton Fern Butchers, The Coffee Shop – Rowney Green village hall or by contacting Chris or Jen on 07858 350930, Pete on 07583 846121 or email ing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Sponsorship from local organisations, including The Village, is paying for the printing so 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to Prostate Cancer UK.

Pictured; Mark Turl (left) and Nigel Evans in a musical mood for the calendar.

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