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Devonshire women strip off for motor neurone disease

Devonshire women strip off for motor neurone disease
20th September 2010

A group of women have decided to strip off for their own Calendar Girls shoot to help raise money for research into motor neurone disease.

The friends from Devonshire were inspired to produce the calendar by Simon Wellington, a friend who has bravely battled motor neurone disease since his diagnosis in 2006.

Since this date, the group has undertaken a number of fundraising drives, with the proceeds of this particular project going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) to help them fund research into the degenerative condition.

Elaine Court, who helped to arrange the shoot, said: "Although initially we were a little tentative, we embraced the idea whole-heartedly.

"The calendars are a bit of fun to raise money for the MNDA which does so much to support people who are affected by motor neurone disease."

Last week, the MNDA called upon the government to ensure that NHS money is spent more efficiently, to improve standards of care for those with motor neurone disease.

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