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Knitting group strip for charity calendar!

A group of women from Bodmin recently whipped their kit off to create a charity calendar benefiting Cornwall Air Ambulance and the Mermaid Centre.

The group of ladies from Bodmin’s Knit & Natter group, based at Knit Happens, Travail Business Park on Normandy Way, wanted to do something brave yet empowering for charity – and after a light hearted conversation a charity calendar idea was born!

The group knitted their own props for the photoshoot, and had their hair and makeup done by local hairdresser Joanne Bilkey and Elizabeth Hopegood, the niece of Knit Happens owner Victoria Ellacott.

With Cornwall Air Ambulance and the Mermaid Centre as the deserving beneficiaries of the funds raised, each calendar girl and boy had a reason for wanting to raise money for the causes - with members having experienced cancer first-hand or through a loved one, and also appreciating just how hard the air ambulance teams work every year in Cornwall.

The ladies said: “We want to say a massive thank you to everyone involved and those who have supported us so far. The response has been amazing and our sponsors have been fantastic too.”

For more information about the charity calendar, visit


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