A student got her kit off for a calendar to raise awareness and cash after her grandmother suffered a stroke.
Jayme-Lee Pablos came up with the fundraising idea that will benefit The Stroke Association after her 74-year-old Nan Angie Bass fell ill.
“I just wanted to raise awareness about people that have had strokes. My Nan had a stroke last month and none of the family really knew much about it,” said Jayme-Lee, who lives in Pimlico, just outside Hemel Hempstead.
The 24-year-old psychology student had no trouble persuading her girlfriends to get involved and the 11 pals – Aimee Rogers, Danielle Wakefield, Kelly Keen, Holly Brannen, Nikki Jeeves, Claire Simpson, Claire Crassweller, Hannah Freeman, Clare Hennicke, Jennifer Chalk and Leanne Collier, all from Hemel Hempstead and Abbots Langley, stripped off for local photographer Gavin Nichol, who gave his time for free. Jayme-Lee said: “They were so enthusiastic there was no convincing needed.
“I put a Facebook status up saying I was thinking about doing the calendar, let me know if you are interested and the response was amazing. Within two hours I had all my girls, I had the photographer and the location.
“I couldn’t have done this without everyone’s help.”
Thankfully grandmother Angie, who lives with 84-year-old husband Jack, is making a speedy recovery at their home in Leighton Buzzard.
But what do they think about their grand-daughter baring all? “They are really proud of me,” said Jayme-Lee. “They see it is for a good cause and they can see the funny side of it.”
The grandparents have even put a thank you message on Facebook at www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152274406035391
Each month of the calendar has a different theme, from new year fitness to November remembrance, with December being a group shot of all the girls in Santa hats and tinsel protecting their modesty.
Already more than 200 copies of the calendar, costing £10 each, have been pre-ordered and cash has also been donated to the stroke charity through Jayme-Lee’s Justgiving site at www.justgiving.com/Jayme-Lee-Pablos
To order a copy of the calendar email firstname.lastname@example.org