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Last Updated: Saturday, 28 August, 2004, 09:22 GMT 10:22 UK
Farming women make nude calendar
Miss March, Bridget Gorge
Bridget Gorge is the calendar's March model
Women from a rural valley are copying Helen Mirren's hit film Calendar Girls by stripping for charity.

The women from Dorset's Wriggle Valley have posed for the Rural Temptresses calendar to help Cancer Research.

The nude shots include a woman riding a horse, lying in a stable and lying in a field of bluebells.

The project's organiser Ann Harris has been raising money for cancer research since she lost her mother to cancer six years ago.

The women, aged from 16 to 60, are hoping to raise 6,000 from selling the calendars.

The cover of the calendar
The eleven women are aged from 16 to 60
Ann Harris, said: "We had all been to a harvest supper and we all got together and just as a dare I said 'Anybody interested in doing a calendar for charity?'

"We had all been to see the film and that planted the seed. It all snowballed from there."

The shots were taken by photographer Mark Lambert.

Ms Harris added: "We were all nervous because we didn't know Mark and he had never done anything like this before but once we got going it was all fine.

"We all know each other, we're all a close group of friends and Mark put everybody at their ease."




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