Older Brightlingsea residents do saucy calendar shoot for charity
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Older residents from a sheltered housing site have got their kit off in aid of charity.
Residents in their 60s and 70s at John King Court, Brightlingsea, posed for a racy calendar to raise funds for the Autumn Centre Family Support in the town.
Some of the money will also go towards social activities at the Colne housing association site.
John King Court’s retirement scheme officer Sharon Taylor helped co-ordinate the calendar and appears in some photos herself.
She said: “Everyone wanted to show that age does not stop you having fun.
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“The nearly-naked calendar idea has inspired many groups to strip off over the years and recently enticed EastEnders’ characters to bare all.
“But we think ours is a first in this area and it has caused quite a buzz. We hope it will raise £1,000.”
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Resident Sally Butcher, 65, said: “I was the first to put my hand up.
“It is all good fun and all for good causes. It has been a positive experience.”
Ena Cook, 67, added: “I was a bit self-conscious in front of the camera at first, but life is too short and we all had a laugh.”
It also caught the imagination of carers and local pub landlady Jenny Ingate, 63, of the Brewers’ Arms – who appears with the beer pumps hiding her modesty.
Forget Me Not Photography offered the photoshoot for free and the calendar, sponsored by local businesses, is available at selected shops and firms around the town or from Sharon Taylor at John King Court for £5.