Cheeky chap naked and hanging off a lorry ... for Hull Royal Infirmary neonatal ward
IT TAKES a brave man to be photographed naked in public – especially if they are hanging off the front of a lorry.
But a group of 16 fundraisers in Market Weighton did not take much persuading to strip off for a charity calendar in aid of a the neonatal ward at Hull Royal Infirmary.
The Wee Willie Winkies Calendar is available to order and features men at work, taking part in their favourite hobbies and sporting activities.
But instead of being dressed in their football kit or grubby work gear they are all completely naked.
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Organiser Emma Robinson, 33, said: "All of the photographs were taken in one weekend and I even had to rub mud on one guy for a rugby shot.
"But they were all great sports and the pictures are immense.
"My friend Shaun Renwick came up with the idea and he actually posed for the calendar while another friend, Sammie Leighton, suggested the charity.
"All I had to do was organise the men, which was a great job."
The calendar is raising funds for "Charlie bags" containing vests, cotton buds, nappies and cotton wool for new parents at the neonatal ward, as the NHS have stopped providing these items.
It is the brain-child of Sarah Coates, of South Newbald, who ended up in intensive care after losing her baby Charlie-Jake last year.
Emma managed to pull in support from Hull photographer Darren Thomas for the project.
Companies from the Hull and East Riding area are sponsoring each of the 14 pages of the 2013-14 calendar and more than 1,000 will be printed in time for the launch on Thursday, December 6.
Emma's lorry driver husband Neil also took part in the shoot and can be seen washing the front of his truck.
Emma said: "It's a cheeky calendar and we're really pleased with the finished shots.
"Hopefully, if we sell all of the calendars, we'll raise about £10,000 for the charity."
Cyclist Andy Harker, 35, said he was "roped into it" and ended up stark naked in his back garden.
He said: "It was something I never thought I'd do but my twin daughters Lucy and Katie were born early and cared for at Castle Hill, so it was a cause I related to.
"I was sent a Facebook message by a friend but I wanted to know exactly what it entailed first.
"I'm looking at doing triathlons and cycling more so we thought it would be fun to pose with a bike.
"The photographer came round to my house and I ended up in the garden with nothing on.
"I was left standing there with the side gate open and had to shout to my wife Rachel to bring me a towel."
But Andy felt it was all worth it in the end when he became Mr June – the month in which he celebrates his wedding anniversary.
The retained firefighter, of Market Weighton, said: "My colleagues at the station were all quite positive.
"But they might not be when they see a naked picture of me hanging up on the wall."
To order a calendar, which costs £10, call Emma on 07810 631203, visit the Facebook page Wee Willie Winkie or visit shops in Market Weighton.