A TASTEFUL naked calendar by 11 brave ladies reveals much more than the human form – it displays the care hospices give to men and women every day of the year.
Props are strategically placed to cover their modesty said Siobhan Ryan, who came up with the idea.
“Unfortunately we all know someone who has suffered from, lost the battle or currently is fighting with cancer and that is the reason we decided to do our Durty Mudder Naked Calender with proceeds going to the North Tipperary Hospice and Milford Care Centre,” said Siobhan.
The original name comes from how they met-up in June 2014. They started as a running group in the Nenagh area but then took part in a mud run.
“We came up with the Durty Mudders name,” said Siobhan.
Every one of the photos in the calendar has its own theme.
Siobhan is holding vegetables, another is pictured with a saddle, one is on a motorbike while Miss August is captured on camera in a field.
“There was a farmer baling hay in the field beside us. I don’t think he realised we were in the field naked!” laughed Siobhan.
The calendars will be on sale at the Christmas Milk Market on December 12 costing €10.
In the last year and a half they have raised over €15,000 for the neonatal unity in University Maternity Hospital and the Irish Cancer Society from charity runs and a Shave or Dye event organised by Siobhan.
So this year they came up with the idea of a creative calendar shot by Selina O’Meara.
“Some of the girls would have been shy but it was great craic,” she said.
All the charities are very close to Siobhan’s heart.
“My sister Geraldine Floyd died last year. I did this because she died in Milford Care Centre. Every one of us has lost someone through cancer,” said Siobhan.
Geraldine, who worked at the University of Limerick, was just 47. She has four children aged between 10 and 16.
“They are fantastic in Milford – I don’t know how they do it. There was one nurse who I met and she was there 13 years, I asked her, ‘How do you come in every day to watch people die?’
“She said there is a great feeling when you are helping people and while it is sad that people are dying they do everything they can for them. They are fantastic in there – they are like angels,” said Siobhan.
The calendars cost €10 and are available from https://www.mycharity.ie/event/durty_mudders_naked_calendar_2016 , shops in the Nenagh area as well as the Christmas Milk Market on December 12.