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Naked ambition a tribute to treasurer

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: June 22, 2013

hit play   Calendar Girls is baring all at Swansea's Dylan Thomas Theatre.

hit play Calendar Girls is baring all at Swansea's Dylan Thomas Theatre.

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"OUR treasurer Robin Hopker suffered from motor neurone disease," explains Dreena Morgan- Harvey, chairwoman of Swansea Little Theatre, of their decision to make a Swansea edition of the now infamous Calendar Girls calendar.

"It's a tribute for him, and it's an excellent way for a charity to make money," she says of the show, which is raising money to help combat the crippling disease.

"It's a great night out, and with calendar sales as well, you can make £1,000 in one go."

The girls, and even some of the boys, of the amateur theatre group bared all in popular local locations for the cause, including Langland Bay and Mumbles pier.

"Although we did have to do some, like the one with the buns, inside!" she jokes.

And the calendars, which sell for £10 each, are flying off the shelves, having sold over 100 already. Although there is one person who, unfortunately, won't be buying one.

"My son refused to buy one," laughs Dreena.

"He said it was OK, but he had to draw the line after hearing his mother say front bottom on stage!"

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