The Miners Return in Kimberley have produced a Dare to Bare charity calender.
Regulars from the Miners Return have come together to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK.
Deborah Tomlinson, who runs the Miners Return with her partner Nick Dewsbury said: “Prostate Cancer is sometimes forgotten and all the boys wanted to do something to raise money for the charity”.
Initally when the idea of a calender came up in the pub it started off as a ladies calender in the style of Calender Girls to support cervical cancer but it was quickly taken over by men who wanted to do their version for prostate cancer as they felt the issue was often overlooked.
Debbie said: “We don’t always focus on prostate and cerival cancer. They are both important issues and need the support as much as other charities”
The ladies calender has now been planned for 2020 and it will feature lots of the wives and partners of the men in the 2019 calender who will dare to bare in the name of charity.
Debbie said: “They took absolutley no convincing, they were all up for it. I didn’t want to be there on the night but my parnter was as he appears in some of the photos. I was told after a couple of shots of sambuca they all got their kit off.”
The calender has been sponsored by various local businesses which covered the cost of the printing which means that all the £10 spent on the calender goes straight to Prostate Cancer UK.
The process of arraging a night that everyone was free upt to getting the calenders printed took around a month.
The calenders are now on sale from the Miners Return on Eastwood Road.
Of the original 250 that were printed there are only about 100 left.
The pictures inside show the lads around the pub with different themes for each of the months.
The photographer took the photos in exchange for a few pints and donated their time to help the 16 men get all the shots they needed to put the calender together.
Debbie said: “it’s a real community pub and its brilliant that they all got on board”.
There are now cards around the pub reminding men to check themselves regaluarly and explaining how to do it.
You can purchase the calender from the Miners Return for £10 with 100% of the proceeds going to Prostate Cancer UK.