BRAVE women who bared all for charity were delighted to see their calendar launched.

Worcester’s Saucy Women 2019 was unveiled at the Tesco in St Peter’s yesterday.

Mayor Jabba Riaz was there with many of the women who posed for the calendar, which will raise money for three cancer charities: Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Trust and Ovarian Cancer.

A total of 108 women of all ages, who have all been affected by cancer, posed nude for the calendar and the photoshoot took place at Whitbourne Hall on July 1 and saw the ladies create 12 scenes in and around the grounds, using everyday items to cover their modesty.

The calender was the idea of fitness coach Tania Skerritt and her friend Jody Murray, after they each lost a loved one to cancer.

Jody said: “Tania recently lost her father to cancer and I my father-in-law. They were both active men who loved a challenge. We are doing this in their memory.”

Tania added that “all the women taking part have had some personal experience of cancer, whether a child, sibling, parent, friend or themselves.”

Each month of the calendar has been sponsored by a local business and many others have donated or supported the production, while Julian and Lin Grant had the fun job of taking the photos.

Tania said she was amazed by how many women wanted to be part of the calendar: “I thought we might struggle to get a dozen, but when the word got around my phone never stopped ringing.”

The line-up includes fitness coaches and staff from Freedom Leisure’s three operations in Worcester, at Perdiswell, Nunnery Wood and St John’s, and the David Lloyd Club at Sixways, along with members, friends, professionals and young mothers.

The calendar is available at St Peter’s Tesco, the Freedom Leisure centres, David Lloyd, WH Smith and other Worcester retailers.