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Published on November 13th, 2012 | by The Town Crier



Staff at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells have been inspired by the hit show Calendar Girls to bare all for a calendar.

They have been pictured in a series of cheeky shots for a 2013 calendar, being sold in aid of the Theatre and Mayor’s chosen charity Hospice in the Weald. The charity provides individualised care free of charge to patients with life-limiting illnesses, their carers and families in West Kent and East Sussex. Last year the theatre raised over £4,600 for the hospice and this year the theatre is determined to double that figure.

Miss July said: “I was quite nervous when the idea was raised as I am the quiet one in the office!  However, it became even more poignant to support Hospice in the Weald, having lost a friend to breast cancer in May, aged 43yrs leaving a 9yr old daughter and partner”.

Rachel Holweger, Fundraising Director for Hospice in the Weald said: “Absolutely delighted that this project is raising money for Hospice in the Weald. Fundraising really can be fun and we hope that all those taking part and buying the calendar know how grateful we are for this. We are a local charity relevant to many people and really need this help”.

Brian McAteer, Theatre Director of the Assembly Hall Theatre said: “‘When the Assembly Hall Theatre team told me about their idea for a calendar I honestly didn’t believe they would do it! Having viewed the finished calendar it’s tasteful, comical and very very cheeky… The calendar will add to the Theatre’s fund raising for Hospice in the Weald, a very deserving local charity.’

The Assembly Hall Theatre would like to thank everyone involved in the making of the calendar.

Copies of the calendar will be available to buy from the Assembly Hall Box Office, Hospice in the Weald (Pembury and Mount Ephraim) and Love is Boutique from 22 October 2012.

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