Naked ambition raises £7,500

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DARING villagers and generous businesses have raised more than £7,500 for cancer care through a Calendar Girls inspired fundraiser.

Amy Clark, Anna Clark and Debbie Sands, of Susanna’s Hair Fashions, in Sutterton, were joined by friends and representatives from Boston-area businesses to bare all for a charity calendar.

More than 1,000 copies have been sold, helping to raise £6,000 for Breast Cancer Care - which Susanna has supported for the past 10 years - and in excess of £1,500 for Pilgrim Hospital’s breast unit.

Anna, owner of Susanna’s Hair Fashions, said: “Working in the industry that we do, we meet and get to know a lot of people affected by breast cancer, either directly or indirectly. Breast cancer care is close to our hearts and we wanted to help those affected locally through our latest fundraising efforts, as well as going to the national charity that we support.”

To produce the calendar, Amy, Anna and Debbie contacted local businesses to sell advertising space. The response was overwhelming, with more than 70 businesses backing the fundraiser.

Those baring all were: Pilgrim Hospital’s Linda Fisher and Christine Wilson, the pool team at Wigtoft’s Golden Fleece, receptionists at Sutterton Surgery, holistic therapists Joanna and Mark Smith and representatives from Steve Fisher and Son, Suntec Blinds, Greenacre Nurseries, Sutterton Post Office, Malc Firth and Sons and Sutterton’s fish and chip shop.

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