Hotties are real calendar girls

Melanie Clarke - Miss April
Melanie Clarke - Miss April

Wives and partners of soldiers are baring all to help raise funds for the Help for Heroes soldiers’ charity.

The women have so far raised more than £5,500 for the charity and are now planning a 2014 calendar, inviting local “hotties” to get involved.

Melanie Clarke, from Lancaster, who appears in the 2013 calendar as Miss April, said: “Taking part in the calendar was a huge deal for me, my confidence was lacking and I needed to do something to give it a boost so when Eneshia (Prescott, Miss January) asked if anyone would be interested in being in a naked calendar to raise money for Help for Heroes I thought ‘this is it’ and jumped at the opportunity.

“I was obviously nervous, as were all the girls, but Eneshia had every detail planned and Rachel the photographer was very understanding and professional and so that put us at ease.

“The shoot itself was amazing, even the horrendous weather didn’t put a dampner on our spirits although some shots had to be delayed until the weather improved. These shots were taken closer to summer and so the weather was lovely, so nice infact that we were walking round the grounds of to Worldwide Plant in our underwear!

“We held our calendar launch night in September at Nice Bar and Restaurant at The Storey in Lancaster.

“Tickets sold out really quickly and the night was amazing.

“When Eneshia unveiled the calendar pictures we couldn’t have wished for a better response.”

The group is still receiving calendar orders and donations via its website www.hottiescalendar.co.uk. The calendar has been sent as far as Canada, Istanbul, Germany and Afghanistan. Anyone wishing to be part of the 2014 calendar need to send a bikini shot and head shot to hottieshh4h@gmail.com, and be available on April 27 and 28 for the shoot at Kendal College and be willing to attend at least three promotional events.

The group is also looking for businesses to sponsor the calendar.