A women’s rugby team has braved the cold to pose in their pink pants for an almost-naked calendar in aid of a breast cancer charity. The cheeky shots of the 15 University of Liverpool’s players running around the field in just their pants and rugby boots have raised more than £2,000 for Coppafeel!.
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And the £10 calendar, which includes action photos as well as staged shots, where the women cover their breasts with their hands, has flown off the shelves and has already sold out. Their annual shots were sold to support Coppafeel! – a charity which encourages and teaches women on how to check their breasts regularly to detect breast cancer in the early stages. The ladies team sold 375 copies of the calendar at £10 each and estimate that profits will be more than £2,000 after expenses are taken out. In combination with last years’s calendar, which was for Joining Jack, a charity which aims to raise awareness and money to fight DMD (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy), they will have raised more than £4,000. Eve Watton, 19, a second year English and Spanish student and the captain of the team told the Liverpool Echo: ‘The calendar really helped the team last year with away matches and equipment as women’s rugby league is really under funded. ‘We couldn’t survive without it.‘ The team are seen spelling out the team’s name in sparklers and running around on the field. They were also pictured at the Albert Docks, which they used because the team wanted to show ‘city we love.’ Eve told the Echo: ‘All the girls are so thrilled to have sold out of our calendar for the second year in a row. ‘Nobody expected how much publicity it would gain and the support we have received has been really lovely.’ Eve also said she was ‘terrified’ about doing the calendar, but it became easier because the team were so comfortable around each other.
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