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FULL MONTY: Berkhamsted businesses strip off for charity calendar

 Published on: 13th November 2023   |   By: Annabel Stock   |   Category: Uncategorized

Local businesses across Berkhamsted have been getting their kit off for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Amelia Dormer is the owner of Sammy’s Sweets, a horsebox trailer selling sweets in honour of her late son, Sammy, who passed away from cancer aged 19 in November 2022.

After watching the film Calendar Girls one Sunday afternoon, Amelia felt inspired to do her own naked calendar.

She said: “I thought – sod it! I’ll do one. I wanted to do something really different and make an impact.”

With the help of photographers Pho2U and Big Day Designs printers, who took the photographs and printed the calendars for free, Amelia set about rounding up local businesses to pose nude for the calendar.

The businesses, who paid £250 each for their month, included a building company, mechanics, pub, and Amelia herself posing along with her mum and best friend in their trailer.

The launch night was held on November 2 and the calendars are now on sale in The Berkhamsted Bookshop. Half of the calendars have already been sold and so far, £3,500 has been raised.

Each photo includes a Hawaiian lei in homage to Sammy’s love of Hawaiian shirts.

All of the money raised is being donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust, who supported Sammy following his diagnosis.

Amelia said: “We were very lucky to have them supporting us at the time. Teenagers are so often forgotten as a group when it comes to cancer.”


Photo credit: Pho2U

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