Cheeky calendar hunks raise cash for Hospice
15th January 2020
Sold out almost as soon as it went on sale, a cheeky charity calendar raised loads of laughs – and a few eyebrows – along with £1,400 for Princess Alice Hospice.
Featuring the charms of around 25 regulars from the Royal George, the Hersham Hunks 2020 calendar comprised 12 glossy images of the chaps engaged in various manly pastimes – wearing smiles and very little else.
With their modesty preserved by strategically-placed sports equipment, tools and towels, the Hunks launched the calendar in time for Christmas and were amazed by its popularity.
Calendar co-ordinator Sam Weller involved her husband Lee as photographer, and make-up expert daughter Jade Weller, to ensure the photoshoot was as professional as possible.
Sam said: “They were snapped up really quickly; no one was allowed to see the contents beforehand, so there was a lot of speculation and curiosity!”
Local firms Surrey Lofts, TNC Builders and the Royal George itself sponsored the printing of the 130 calendars on sale – so all the proceeds have been given to the Hospice in Esher.
Tim Iredale, the Hospice’s Corporate Partnerships Lead, said: “The Royal George are such good sports – and here’s the evidence.
“The pub and its regulars are great supporters of Princess Alice Hospice and are always thinking up new ways to raise funds for us – fancy dress events, quizzes and the like.
“Seriously, we’re very grateful indeed for their donation – which will go direct towards caring for those who need it.
“The Hersham Hunks calendar will take some beating next year!”