Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Old Basing villagers strip off for church fund calendar

Local shop strips off for calendar
Image caption Money from the calendar will be be donated to the village church and Royal British Legion

A group of villagers have stripped off for a calendar to raise funds for their local church.

Residents in Old Basing, Hampshire, bared all for the charity offering which hopes to raise about £4,000 for St Mary's Church.

The calendar features the local butcher, bakery, estate agent and art group.

Hairdresser Laura Haystaff, 28, who came up with the idea and also took part said the response had been great.

A donation from the proceeds will be made to the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal.

Miss Haystaff had originally thought of asking her colleagues at the village hair salon and local football team, but was surprised by the response.

"My mum said lets do the whole village and like a jigsaw, it just all fitted into place.

"As a village we have got a bakery, a butchers and we wanted to get the most obvious companies involved because they are the most recognisable.

"I have seen a whole lot of naked people but I haven't actually seen anything, you avert your eyes completely."

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