Members of the Newbiggin Traders Association gathered last week to receive the first of the Newbiggin ‘Let’s do this for charity’ 2016 calendars.
A total of 14 trader members were brave enough to have their photograph taken partially nude for the calendar, which is raising funds for village events in 2016, the British Heart Foundation, Newbiggin Lifeboat Station and the Royal British Legion.
Clare Marson, chair of the Newbiggin Traders Association, said: “I would personally like to thank everyone involved in the making of our first ever ‘Let’s do this for charity’ calendar.
“There are truly some brave souls who have embraced this opportunity and agreed to have their photograph taken in order to support our chosen charities.
“I am delighted with the response people have shown towards the calendar and I am really pleased to say that everyone’s hard work is paying off.
“We hope to sell out quickly. I would urge people to buy their copy soon in order to avoid disappointment.”
The calendars are on sale now, priced at £3.99 each from local shops and cafes.
“The people of Newbiggin are always very supportive and are very charitable whenever we fund raise and always support our events by buying tickets and by offering prizes,” added Clare.
“We offer our thanks on behalf of all our charities to those who buy the calendar from our local shops, and also want to thank everyone on behalf of all our businesses for the continued support throughout the year to those customers who choose to shop locally in Newbiggin by the Sea.”
Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 0668 01/10/15 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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