Leeds community bares all in daring fundraiser

Sutcliffe's grocers. PIC: Mark Swinford
Sutcliffe's grocers. PIC: Mark Swinford
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BRAVE butchers, daring dentists and heroic hairdressers have flashed the flesh to raise cash for a breast cancer charity after a local woman was diagnosed with the disease.

A dozen businesses in Farsley chose to ‘Bare All for Breast Cancer’ and star in a special charity calendar after grandmother-of-two Marguerite Hallas battled the disease.

Her children Chris Hallas, 29, and Vicky Hallas-Fawcett, 36, came up with the idea.

Marguerite, owner of Little People Nurseries, is now in recovery and stars in the calendar herself alongside her colleagues.

She said: “I’m really pleased that the people of Farsley have got together for such a wonderful cause.

“The shoots were so much fun. Hopefully we’ll raise a lot of money and awareness.”

Daughter Vicky, 36, said: “The front cover shot was taken first thing in the morning on the ring road at the top of Farsley. We caused quite a stir with the traffic as people commuting to work got a bit of a surprise.

“The whole village was talking about it!”

The calendar, which costs £8, will be launched at The Village Wine Bar at 5pm on Tuesday, October 14.

Money raised will go to the Pink Ribbon Foundation.

Other local businesses that took part include The Village Wine Bar, The Lounge, Farsley Dental, Victoria’s Ladieswear, Farsley AFC, Harvey Davis and Son’s Butchers, Farsley Farfield Funclub, Smitin Hair Salon, Sutcliffe’s Grocers, Adrienne Florist and Homebuyers.

To buy a calendar, visit the website at www.bareallcalendar.org.uk.