Calendar boys unite for launch – this time with their clothes ON

The launch of the Bredfield Men In Pants calendar which is raising money for Macmillan.

The launch of the Bredfield Men In Pants calendar which is raising money for Macmillan. - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk village’s cheeky charity calendar is already raising thousands after doing a roaring trade on the night of its official launch.

The Bredfield Men In Pants calendar is raising money for Macmillan

The Bredfield Men In Pants calendar is raising money for Macmillan - Credit: Archant

The fearless fellows of Bredfield, near Woodbridge, stripped off to bare (almost) everything for the Men in Pants calendar in aid Macmillan Cancer Support.

Among the boys in briefs are pub landlord, Andy Barker, and Sir Nick Young, a villager and former charity chief executive.

The fundraising caper was inspired by a signed photograph of James Corden in his pants – among lots in a charity auction organised by Anne Henderson in September.

Following the calendar’s launch at the Castle Inn, Ms Henderson, who also had her head shaved for Macmillan, raising more than £20,000, said: “The launch was absolutely fantastic. We sold about 120 calendars and raised about £1,400, so it was a great start.

“Lots of people had seen the odd photo but had not yet got the chance to see the whole calendar. They were all rather chuffed. I think it makes people happy and raises a smile.”

Everyone who bought a calendar on the night was given a raffle ticket, on which they were asked to vote for their favourite month – with August coming out on top.

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Roger Tripp, manager at Framlingham Post Office, took away 30 copies to sell, while Helen Glenholmes, Macmillan fundraising manager, claimed a stack to be sold at the hospital.

The calendar is available at various stockists, including Friday Street Farm Shop, Snape Maltings, the Woodbridge Dress Agency, Hannah Stowe and Woodbridge Violins.

Two companies – Pureprint and paper firm Antalis – both leant their services for the calendar to be produced free of charge.

The suggested donation for a copy is £10.

Email meninpants2016@gmail.com for more information.

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