Sleaford football club volunteers bare all for charity calendar
FOOTBALL managers and club volunteers have got their kit off for a charity calendar that went on sale this week.
The committee of Sleaford Town Junior Football Club have tastefully bared all as part of a fundraising effort.
Proceeds from sales of the calendar will be equally split between the club and male cancer charity Orchid.
The idea has been put together by committee volunteers Rachael Scott and Amanda Wright.
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Rachael said: "We are fundraising all the time but this is the first time we have done something like this.
"We realised how much we could potentially raise and seeing as it's the men taking their clothes off we thought it would be nice to link it to a male charity."
The Orchid charity exists to help save men's lives from testicular, prostate and penile cancers through a range of support services, pioneering research and promoting awareness.
The calendar has been tastefully put together with the male models using different football props to hide their modesty.
The money received by the club will go towards new goal posts and nets for the junior pitches.
Rachael said: "As I understand it, the Football Association have changed the size of the goal posts for juniors so we have to update them all and some cost £3,000 a pair so we have lots of fundraising to do over the next year.
"It's all been done in good taste and we have had lots of support from both parents and also local businesses."
Supportive businesses have included B & S Catering, The Red Lion Ruskington, Matt Lindley Plasterer, Graffoe Plumber, Chaos Store Ruskington, Sleaford Quality Foods, Simba, SS Store, DPS Digital, Clearview Window Cleaners, Wright Vigar, Moore and Scrupps.
Calendars are now on sale, priced £4.99 at the club or from their Facebook page "Stjfc Managers Charity Calendar".
Any Sleaford shops who are prepared to stock the calendars for the club are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Featured in the charity calendar are:
Mr January: Jason Butler, junior chairman
Mr February: Simon Ingamells, U11's manager
Mr March: Martyn Pickworth, development officer
Mr April: Gavin Gordon, junior coach
Mr May: Pete Garrick, U14 Boys manager
Mr June: Graham Park, U13 Boys manager
Mr July: Kev Waddingham-, U13's manager
Mr August: Clive Crawford, Sleaford Town Reserves captain
September - all volunteers.
Mr October: Paul Ellis, U10 Colts manager
Mr November: Tony Rushen, U12's manager
December - all volunteers