Step aside Calendar Girls the new kids are on the block.
WAGS Army is a group of 15 women from Northumberland who have come up with a fun idea to raise money for the Royal British Legion and ABF The Soldier’s Charity.
“Vicky Field and I came up with the idea in March”
Says Charley Higham, Co -founder of WAGS Army, whose husband serves in 39 Regiment Royal Artillery.
“It was supposed to be a small calendar to help Vicky, a textiles student, with her portfolio for University.
“We have been putting it together since March, deciding on the concept, design, what we wanted it to look like.
“We thought we would make about 30 calendars for friends and family and raise some money.”
Vicky’s father also serves in 39 Regiment Royal Artillery.
The girls aim to raise between five and three hundred pounds for the charities by selling their calendars.
“They are two amazing charities, both of which our families have supported.”
Charley explained to Women at War.
“Major Ingram from the ABF has been amazing; he contacted a local printer who the charity deals with.
“We received the proof on Friday, and they have made an amazing job.
“Better than we expected!”
This is the first charity venture of this kind for the girls although they are not new to fundraising.
“Vicky and I have organised a full family fun day for Help for Heroes and earlier this year we ran the charity side of the 39 Regiment RA reunion where we raised money for the RBL & ABF.”
Charley is not sure whether she would do this again.
“We always say never again.
“I ran the Great North Run last year & that is definitely never again!….. But the calendar has been really good fun!
“We will have to see how this one sells.”
You can get your copy of the calendar by emailing WAGSarmy@live.co.uk