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SUBMITTED IMAGE'Wavendon Calendar 2012'Wavendon 2012 Calendar'March
SUBMITTED IMAGE'Wavendon Calendar 2012'Wavendon 2012 Calendar'March
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A SAUCY calendar has been pulling in the punters at a Wearside local.

Customers have been gagging for a glance after staff at The Wavendon bared almost all in the name of charity.

Employees at the pub, just off Chester Road, stripped down for Cancer Research UK to create the risqué 2012 calendar.

And the calendars have proved popular with punters, with all 50 of them being snapped up within two days by regulars keen to help the cause.

Shelley Brown, assistant manager, said: “We really wanted to do something for charity. We’ve raised more than £500 for Macmillan Cancer before and we wanted to do something for another cancer charity as it’s hard to find someone these days who hasn’t been affected by cancer in some way.”

Inspired by Calendar Girls, the play based on a WI branch who raised millions of pounds from a naked calendar that wowed audiences at the Sunderland Empire’s stage last year, staff decided to follow suit.

After settling on the theme, they allocated willing volunteers to each of the 12 months and in November, the daring volunteers gathered in a room at the pub and shot the photos for the calendar.

Shelley, 22, who posed for July, said: “We had such a laugh shooting it and we ended up taking so many photos that we had loads to go through. We closed off a room in the pub and just got on with it and had a giggle along the way.”

“We’re really pleased with the calendars and how popular they were,” Shelley said.

“We had a bit of fun and raised money for charity so it’s been really good. We might have a go at doing another one next year.”

The calendar raised £268 for Cancer Research UK.

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