Bredon Star RFC 2014 Charity Calendar

I was thrilled to be invited to the “big reveal” of the Bredon Star Rugby Charity Calendar on Saturday last week and how revealing it was! It was a great evening with a brilliant turnout and the rugby boys were on top form, plus, I hear that lots of calendars were sold on the night let alone the pre-sales.

The calendar was Louise and Gemma’s brainchild and having shot a charity calendar for the Midlands Air Ambulance a few years ago, I was so happy when they asked me to come back and get involved with this fun and worthwhile project.

Louise gave a great speech at the launch and made me blush with pride at her wonderful and lovely thank you for the shots and for my help with putting the calendar together (only backed up by the cheers and heckles from the Rugby boys including such lines as “it was such a hardship for her” and “she loved it!”). There was also an auction featuring the “golden rugby ball” from the shoot (keep an eye out for that one!) signed by the whole team plus a few celebs too, and some special edition prints signed by local celebs which raised even more cash for the causes.

Personally, I’m looking forward to Ladies Night which is just round the corner now on 8th November. I hear that some lovely select members of the team have volunteered to serve the ladies all evening – rather scantily clad I believe too 😉 As well that, there’s an opportunity to grab some presents from the Christmas market stalls and there’s even an auction of promises!

The aim of course, is to raise as much money as possibly for the Midlands Air Ambulance and for Bredon RFC Clubhouse. To give you a little background, the Air Ambulance are not backed by the Government – they are funded purely through fundraising efforts of people like Bredon RFC and it costs a massive £6 million a year to run so they need as much help from the public as possible. Each callout costs over £1000 alone and they are currently saving the pennies for a £3 million aircraft that can operate outside of daylight hours so that they can run 24 hours a day.

At £10 a pop the calendar is a (saucy) steal and I urge you all to go and secure yourselves a copy from http://www.bredonrugby.org this instant! You can also find tickets for the Ladies night through this link as well – hope to see you there! 😉

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