Heighington WI topless alpaca calendar sells out two print runs

The Northern Echo     
By: Paige McDermott
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture  

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A TOPLESS charity calendar, featuring members of a Women’s Institute, sold its first 200 copies within a week and is close to selling out in its second print run.

‘Alpacas and Us’ was produced by the Heighington Women’s Institution and features around 18 members posing topless with strategically-placed alpacas.

The calendar was put together as part of a series of events and activities to celebrate the centenary of the Heighington WI – one of the oldest branches of the Women’s Institute in the region.

Ladies of the WI decided to combine commemoration with fundraising to create and sell the calendar while donating the proceeds to the MRI Scanner appeal for Darlington and Bishop Auckland hospitals.

The idea for the calendar began after the WI were visited by Carole Burn, who runs Prince Bishops Alpacas in Headlam, Darlington.

After much enthusiasm following the talk, the ladies, aged between 50 and 80, spend several days at the alpaca farm posing for the shoot.

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