A local woman has gathered her friends and family to create a ‘tastefully topless’ calendar to raise funds for a West Midlands breast cancer charity.
Maxine Green from Halesowen was inspired to help Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer when her aunt Anne began treatment for the disease.
As well as several friends, she managed to persuade her sister, Tish Parker Hughes from Northfield, and their mum Linda to join her in posing for the ‘Calendar Girls’ style calendar!
Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer was set up in 2000 by three friends. Sadly, two of the founding ladies – Sue Macmaster and Carol Knaggs – lost their own battles with breast cancer.
Their friend Veronica Kumeta still fronts the charity which has now donated over £1 million to the Cancer Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, helping fund new medical equipment and create a ‘centre of excellence’.