THE Colne Valley’s very own calendar girls have proved that their racy efforts have all been worthwhile.
The fundraisers were at the Commercial pub in Slaithwaite to hand over a cheque to Kirkwood Hospice for the grand sum £1,362.
Part of the money was raised from the sale of calendars which featured Slaithwaite Meals on Wheels volunteers dressed only in their birthday suits.
The cheque was the result of a joint year-long fundraising campaign, which also involved the Waves day care centre, Meals on Wheels with TV’s Hairy Bikers, a grand ball and a street collection.
Suzanne Barton, Kirkwood’s community fundraiser, who also helps with Meals on Wheels, said: “It is a privilege to be part of such a special and fantastic group of ladies and for Kirkwood Hospice to be chosen to benefit from their fundraising.
“I am looking forward to working with them in the near future and to the Hairy Bikers coming back to Slaithwaite, as they have promised.”
This week also saw the first deliveries for the new Golcar Meals on Wheels service.
Staff at the Golcar Lily pub and restaurant, Bolster Moor, have volunteered to cook the food on a regular basis and it will then be distributed to homes down the hill at Golcar.