Help for Heroes nude calendar 2010
January 1, 2010 by Lyndon
As 2010 gets underway it’s perhaps time to start looking at a calendar to mark the year. Rather than the usual calendars of pop stars, soap actors and C-list celebrities, you could instead choose a calendar that has been produced for charity, while at the same time has a touch of naughtiness to it.
The Help for Heroes Calendar features 15 gorgeous women, and one lucky man, stripped completely nude and in various poses in the Forrest of Dean, not far from Cardiff. The women, and one man, took part in nude photo shoots in the freezing cold Forest of Dean in November last year for a calendar that will raise money for charity. The calendar was launched last month, on December 5th.
One of the women, and co-organiser Bethany Shaw, stripped naked and posed in the icy cold waters of Cannop Ponds… in November! Bethany explained why she did it:
I love water, that’s why I wanted to do a water shoot But it was, I can only say, freezing. I went completely numb. Another five minutes I would probably have died.
Bethany and friend Amy Read organised the event, talked the girls into posing nude (and even talked the one lucky man round as well) and organised the production and calendar printing. Bethany said that people were more than willing to strip off for charity:
None of us had done this before. It was friends of friends and word of mouth, but most were really up for it. We were all new, all fresh and some of the girls were a bit cautious, but they trusted us to know it would be classily done. There’s a thin line between something that’s tasteful, and something that just isn’t.
Many companies in and around Cardiff offered their services for free and for cost on the creating of the calendar, including the printing services.