Charity Calendar 2016 - helsw

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Please post completed order form to "Manorlands Charity Calendar, Silsden and Steeton Medical Practice, Elliott Street, Silsden BD20 0DG" enclosing your payment.


My main job is a GP in a small rural Yorkshire town, and with the staff of the surgery  we have produced a charity calendar for 2016.

This all came about through an inocuous comment from one of the receptionists - why don't we shoot a calendar like the famous WI one made famous in the film "Calendar Girls" ?

Well, why not indeed?

We didn't think we could do the naked flesh bit (perish the thought) plus it's been done (a lot) before, so we came up with something a bit different -a humorous self poke at the NHS and General Practice with a bit of good old Yorkshire thrown in.

Everyone has been amazing - and you might be surprised at what people can be persuaded to do if only you are tenacious and plausible enough!!! - thank you for trusting me and my vision for this calendar - you have surpassed all my expectations and have been fabulous to work with!!

Special thanks go to Chloe Louise Gorton, Sophie Rose Wall and Charlotte Hubbard, our wonderful talented and generous make up artists who have lent us their services for free.

To Kevin Prime of York Photo Studio who has matched me hour for hour at the shoots, lent me his excellent equipment and know how and his wonderful support.

And to Bradley who has put up with hours of "what do you think of this?" and who helped me come up with some of the ideas. He's also kept us fed and entertained on shoots.

Thanks to Mark Dixon our Business Manager who has supported me throughout this and let me have pretty much free rein and to everyone else for putting up with my incessant calendar chatter and organisation.

And to the very willing victims who quite literally let their hair down and did something they've never done before.

At the beginning I had 3 main aims - to have some fun, to bring the team together in a time where working in General Practice is very very tough, and to raise some money for the wonderful Manorlands Hospice with whom we work very closely and who do an amazing sevice for their local community.

Well, we certainly achieved the first two - now we need you to help us achieve the third. Let's get this calendar out there and raise some money!!!