Bold local ladies launch calendar for breast cancer charity


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!

Backed by local businesses, the eleven ladies have now posed for their photos and are ready to unleash their 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’.

The calendars cost £5 and will be available in December. If you’d like to buy one – or donate to the ladies’ cause – please email or


  1. Well done ladies. It is great to see positive news like this and know that people still do all they can to improve the communities they serve in. Well done Steve Walsh for sponsoring a month (Redlander PAT testing, an old shipmate, proud to see him supporting this).

  2. Well done ladies you should be proud of yourselves you can be sure your family are
    As a woman who has regularly screening for breast as I’m classed high risk I applaud you all for the fantastic work that you all do congratulations


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