Eight Scarborough ladies reveal why they are prepared to bare all for charity

A group of 23 ladies are preparing to bare all on Saturday in a bid to raise money for charity.

Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 3:27 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 3:29 pm
Group of eight ladies who are taking part

Lisa Smith has organised a night full of entertainment at Cayton Bay Holiday Park in aid of three charities Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Care and Saint Catherine's Hospice.

Each lady performing on stage has a connection to cancer and have their own person story to share.

Ten ladies have already shared their story of why they want to perform to raise money for charity.

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Meet the first 10 Scarborough ladies who are preparing to bare all for charity

Lorraine Dove

"When my daughter asked me if I wanted to do the half monty with her to raise funds for cancer I jumped at the chance.

"Cancer is something that's close to my heart as I lost two close friends to cancer within six months of each other.

Joanne Thornton

"Standing on stage and performing with some amazing ladies ,me doing this to make people aware and to raise money for cancer charities."

Joanne Thornton

"I am very proud and honoured to be taking part in this fundraising event to raise awareness of breast cancer.

"I have had two scares myself and attending the breast clinic in York really brought it home to me the devastating effects it has on everyone .

Shel Arnold

"Cancer has affected my family I lost my Dad and the night of the performance November 30 is my dads memorium. My grandmother, aunt, uncle on my dads side also passed with cancer.

"I have had fun and laughs along the way and met some truly amazing inspirational ladies I can now call friends. Bless you all together we can smash this and make it a night to remember."

Shel Arnold

"When I heard that the ladies from last years ladies night were looking for people to get involved this year. I just knew I wanted to be involved.

Rebecca Kelly-Evans

"Cancer isn't something I have experienced myself however it's all around. My best friend earlier this year was diagnosed and it knocked me and made me realise it can happen at anytime to anyone!

"Standing on the stage along side a group of wonderful ladies is just a small part of me trying to help raise awareness and money for a wonderful cause.

"Bring on ladies night! We can do this!"

Rebecca Kelly-Evans

"I’m doing the ladies monty again for my mum that was taken by the evil 'C word' two years ago and I want to prove to all women that they should be proud of what they have and who they are.

"We are all shapes and sizes and we need to show the world that are we are not afraid to show it!

June Rankin

"We are all warriors, survivors, strong women and we are glorious!"

June Rankin

"I'm one of the lucky ones Breast Cancer hasnt got me (yet) .I run in Race for life and enjoyed Pretty Muddy's to help raise awareness and money for Cancer Research but none of it was a real challenge.

"Last year I watched the ladies do the show I wished I'd have joined them so when Joanne told me they were doing it again I signed up.

"I have two left feet and no rhythm so this would be a challenge. Weeks into rehearsals its still challenging and I was ready to give up but then I heard some of the ladies stories of their journeys through breast cancer and treatment.

"I gave myself a telling off and said they couldn't walk away from their cancer so you cant walk away from this dance.

"My life has been touched by cancer I've lost many workmates to this horrible disease and my own twin daughters are survivors of Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

"So I am part of this in the hope that the money we raise will help research to find away to eradicate this cruel disease."

Mags Salt

"I am doing the half monty again this year with some amazing ladies old and new to raise awareness and to raise lots of money for cancer.

"I am supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors and honouring the taken.

"My advice to everyone is to not be embarrassed about going and getting your boobs checked if you feel or see a difference.

"I didn’t know how strong I was until being strong was the only choice I had and I’m still here as a survivor - so get checking ladies and gentlemen."

Melanie Jones

"I am doing this crazy dance thing and flashing my boobs with a group of amazing ladies, many of whom have fought battles themselves with cancer.

"I have had one brief scare but luckily it was a false alarm.

"I have though, many family members who have fought this dreadful disease and most of them have lost their battle, including both parents and grandparents.

"If having a great night out and watching us ladies helps just one person to remember to check themselves and possibly saves their life then job done."

Amanda-Craig Castleton

"Following the tremendous support and success from last year's event, I feel proud and honoured to be asked to take part in this year's fundraiser.

"I have met some of the most bravest ladies along this journey that I am proud enough to call friends.We never know when the dreaded 'C' word will affect us... family, friends, loved ones.

"These fundraising events help support the vital work needed."

Mags Salt
Melanie Jones
Amanda-Craig Castleton