Cupcake customers bare all

The Crafty Cupcake calendar 2013. Picture by Darren Harbar
The Crafty Cupcake calendar 2013. Picture by Darren Harbar

Customers of a village shop and cafe have bared all for charity.

Regular visitors to The Crafty Cupcake in Gamlingay decided to create their own Calendar Girls style calendar in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

Fay Boissieux, who runs the business, selected the charity because her father, Bev Keefe, suffers from the disease.

She said: “Every year we try and do something for Parkinson’s. Earlier this year we arranged open gardens for the village and last year we had a burlesque. For 2013 we’ve done a calendar.

“In the calendar we are all girls – my staff that work for me and groups that come in and meet.”

These groups include a book group and the Crystal Cafe. Most of the associations that regularly stop by The Crafty Cupcake are represented.

Biggleswade photographer Darren Harbar donated his time and talent free of charge for the cause. Everyone spent an evening having their photos taken.

Fay added that although the women were a little nervous at first they were soon stripping off for the camera!

Scenes include reading naughty books, beating icing for a cake, looking into a crystal ball and using a sewing a machine.

And the models have already hit the limelight by being featured on The One Show on BBC1.

On Tuesday Fay said: “It’s been on sale for a week and we’ve already covered the cost of printing, which was £600. Everything we make from yesterday is going straight to the charity.”

There was a print run of 200 and the money will go to a local branch of Parkinson’s UK.

The calendars cost £10 and they are available from The Crafty Cupcake. Alternatively you can send money for the calendar and £2.50 postage to Fay’s Paypal account

You can then email your name and address to the same email address and Fay will post you a calendar.