Is this the sauciest charity calendar yet? University rowing team strip off for naked shoot – even though last year’s effort was branded ‘pornographic’
- Determined to beat last year’s fundraising drive, the University of Warwick rowers stripped off for a nude calendar
- Their effort last year raised £12,000 for charity but was deemed ‘pornographic’ and removed from Facebook
- Organiser Amy, 20, said they had ordered 2,500 calendars – 500 more than last year – as well as 120 posters
- She added: ‘It was pretty awkward when you first strip down, I’ve never done it before and it was really daunting’
A female university rowing club have stripped off their lycra and braved the cold for a nude calendar they hope will generate more than the £12,000 last year’s photo shoot raised.
The University of Warwick 1st VIII squad caused controversy last year when their first nude shoot was branded ‘pornographic’ and removed by Facebook.
But after the students got their ‘Warwick Rowing’s Women’s Naked Calendar’ page reinstated, they sold every calendar and made £12,000 for charity.
The rowing team, from the University of Warwick, posed for the racy calendar despite last year’s effort being branded ‘pornographic’
The team pose for a naked photograph carrying one of their boats down to the water above their head
Here, four of the squad members row down the River Avon, in Barford, Warwickshire, in a boat during the nude photoshoot
One of the university rowing team members poses for a photograph in a boat, wearing only a life jacket
The calendar features 11 different members of the rowing team and will be used to raise money for a charity
Determined to top last year’s fundraising drive, this year the crew have stripped off again for their most daring photo-shoot yet.
The 11 students – aged between 18 and 21 – brave freezing conditions while carrying boats and paddling down the River Avon.
Amy, 20, a third year history and politics student who organised this year’s shoot, said: ‘Last year we made £12,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, which was amazing, but this year we want to beat that.
‘We’ve ordered 2,500 calendars, which is 500 more than last year, as well as 120 posters so we should definitely beat last year.
‘We made sure all the girls were comfortable with the shoot, but the best ones were the group ones. We just ended up giggling together and you can see that in the photos because they’re more natural.
‘It was pretty awkward when you first strip down, I’ve never done it before and it was really daunting.
‘But when all the girls are together it makes such a difference. The one where we went on the water though, that was really quite chilly.
‘It was quite windy too, so we kept crashing into the bank and having to reset. We were stuck on the river naked for ages, it was so funny.
‘It’s always so nice to do the calendar at the end of a long season. We train twice a day, six days a week so it’s great to have something to look forward to at the end.’
Organiser Amy said the calendar was for a good cause and a bit of fun for the team after a long and tiring season
A member of the team holding a loudhailer poses for a photograph with her hair strategically placed to cover her chest
The team hope to raise even more than the £12,000 they raised for charity last year and have ordered 2,500 calendars to be printed
One of the team members is photographed inside the team’s boat shed posing behind a strategically-placed lifesaver ring
Last year the group raised £12,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support – a total they hope to exceed with this year’s calendar
A member of the group smiles at the camera as they carry a boat down to the shore in one of the images taken from the calendar