North Wales Calendar Girls bare all for charity

It's a heart-warming true story that was in the past turned into an award-winning film and West-End stage show.

Now twelve Calendar Girls have been telling Heart how they've become local celebrities after they stripped-off for charity.

Betty's Calendar Girls - as they are known to their fans - have already sold more than a thousand copies for children's hospice Ty Gobaith, and are well on the way to their £10,000 target.

Betty Edwards from Llandudno Junction put the idea together.

Betty told Heart they needed help to protect their modesty

Just like the original Calendar Girls, the ladies that took part came from all walks of life and varied in ages from thirties to sixties.

Betty explained to Heart that a part of each woman's lifestyle was reflected in the calendar shots.

Since the calendars were released they have been recognised everywhere they go

The women - who didn't know each other previously - first came together after Betty made an appeal through a local newspaper. But the willing volunteers have since become close friends and are even planning to stage another naked fundraiser next year.


Betty told Heart that just like in the film, the ladies were extremely nervous about taking off their dressing gowns for the first time and couldn't stop giggling: "We were extremely nervous and if you had told me two years ago that I would be doing a naked calendar at the age of 55, I wouldn't have believed you."

"I wouldn't have believed you"

Betty's Calendar Girls hope to present children's hospice Ty Gobaith with a cheque for £10,000 in December. And with fans ordering six and seven copies at a time, they should have no problem in meeting their target.

Calendars are available to buy from stores local to Llandudno Junction, or you can ring Betty Edwards on 01492 592 093 after 6pm.

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