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Vampire Prawns launch naked charity calendar
3:09pm Friday 4th October 2013 in News
A GROUP of ten North Yorkshire musicians have bared all for a charity and produced a revealing calendar.
Whitby bands The Vampire Prawns and Arguments Yard have posed for a series of 12 tasteful shots featuring themselves wearing little more than their musical instruments for a fundraising calendar.
All profits from the sales will go to the charity CiCRA, Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association, dedicated to raising awareness of the painful conditions ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Both are incurable conditions in which the body’s immune system attacks the digestive system, causing severe inflammation and other complications.
The idea was thought up by the wife of a band member whose niece suffers with Crohn’s and wanted to raise awareness of the condition, which can often take a significant amount of time to diagnose.
The calendar was launched during a fundraising charity gig with the two bands at The Met in Whitby on September 27, which raised £1,700.
It was organised by Sharon Butler and Carolyn Lavagna, who earlier in the day had accompanied four other people on a sponsored walk from Scarborough to Whitby which raised £300.
The evening Stu Edwards, singer with Arguments Yard, said: “Although the thought of doing the calendar was a bit scary, we had some good fun. At our ages it had to be fun. I haven’t actually added up the combined ages of us all, but it’s a lot.
“Hopefully we will sell a few and people will get into the fun spirit of it all and raise some money and awareness to help fund more research into Crohn’s.”
The calendars are priced at £6 with all profits going to CiCRA and are available by contacting Carolyn on 01947-604293.
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