Hats off to calendar girls

The Launch of the Raise Your Hats for Research Charity calendar organised by Brain Tumour Research and Support'and Ellies Fund.'Dr Sean Lawler,front,lead scientist at the Leeds Translational Neuro-oncology Group with the ladies involved in the calendar..'Picture by Neil Silk  113689a
The Launch of the Raise Your Hats for Research Charity calendar organised by Brain Tumour Research and Support'and Ellies Fund.'Dr Sean Lawler,front,lead scientist at the Leeds Translational Neuro-oncology Group with the ladies involved in the calendar..'Picture by Neil Silk 113689a
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A SCARBOROUGH mum who lost her teenage daughter to a brain tumour has bared all - almost - for a charity calendar.

Heather Othick, of Newby, founded Scarborough charity Ellie’s Fund in memory of Ellie, 14, who passed away on Valentine’s Day last year.

The fund has just passed the £50,000 mark and is currently helping eight local children who are undergoing cancer treatment.

Heather features on the January page of a new charity calendar, called “Raise Your Hats for Research 2012”.

The calendar was dreamt up by Carol Robertson of Brain Tumour Research and Support and Tina Boden, a trustee of Ellie’s Fund Brain Tumour Trust.

The ladies who feature in the calendar - 38 of them in total - attended a launch event at Get Ahead Hats in Snainton.

Heather said: “I was a bit nervous at first about taking part, but the response has been very positive and I’m glad I did it.

“The calendar looks brilliant. It’s tastefully done and the reason behind it is very emotive.

“All the ladies who took part have either had a brain tumour themselves or had a family member with a brain tumour.”

She added that the launch event had gone really well, with 2,000 calendars being given out for people to sell.

The hats featured in the calendar were lent by Get Ahead Hats and the photographs were taken by Barry Hickling.

If you would like to buy a copy, please email info@elliesfund.com or go to www.elliesfund.com

Also go to www.justgiving.com/calendarsales for details.

Calendars cost £10 plus postage and packing.