Macmillan fundraiser sets sights on Avebury and bares all for charity calander (From This Is Wiltshire)
Macmillan fundraiser sets sights on Avebury and bares all for charity calander
8:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014 in By Staff reporter
Dannii Noble, Becky Raybould, Emma Liddiard, Nick Horner, Dawn Flanagan, Ben McCarthy, Kathryn Hunt, Rich Cowdry, Freya Skerten and John Flanagan
Keen fundraiser Dawn Flanagan has become the latest pin-up on a nude calendar for charity as well as a cycle ride taking in Avebury and Marlborough all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Dawn said: “I do something every year for charity but this year I wanted to do something bigger and better.
“I knew I wanted to do the bike ride again and I got a group of us together, so now five or six of us are doing it.
“Last year I did a 50km bike ride, and this year I’ve stepped it up a bit and I’m going to do 65km.
"We’ll start out from Woodlands Edge pub in Peatmoor and go to Avebury and Marlborough before coming back to Woodlands Edge.”
But as well as getting on her bike, Dawn, of Peatmoor, Swindon, also dared to bare for a naked calendar to raise money.
She said: “My husband said why don’t I try doing a calendar, like they did in Calendar Girls, and I thought about it and I spoke to a few people and I got a group of 12 of us to take part.
“We had the photoshoot on June 14 and now we are just waiting for them to be printed.”
As well as the calendar and the bike ride, Dawn is also hosting a charity fun day at Woodlands Edge on July 19.
She said: “There’s going to be a raffle, a bouncy castle, stalls, a pool tournament and lots of other things, all to help raise money for Macmillan.”
Dawn hopes to raise more than £2,000.
She said: “I think a lot of people do raise money for Cancer Research but there isn’t really much to support the people who help the sufferers, which is why I wanted to support them.
“Next year I think we want to try and go bigger again. We’ve really already started planning it. I think we’re thinking about doing a longer bike ride, across the country.”
Calendars cost £5 each with proceeds going to Macmillan. They will be on sale at the fun day, but can be ordered by emailing Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To support Dawn and donate to her cause, visit www.justgiving.com/dawn-flanagan1