Behind the scenes: Glasgow teams bare all for charity naked calendar
All proceeds go to Anthony Nolan
Glasgow Uni’s sports teams have proved they’re not shy after stripping off for a charity calendar.
One hundred per cent of the proceeds will go to Anthony Nolan – the charity which finds matches for stem-cell transplants for patients with blood cancer and disorders.
Glasgow Marrow, our university’s branch of Anthony Nolan, coordinated the calendar. They present students with the opportunity to join the bone marrow register by holding clinics, while fundraising and raising awareness for the charity.
The Tab Glasgow spoke to Glasgow Marrow Vice President, Bethany, who said: “We want to fundraise for Anthony Nolan while also raising awareness as there are a lot of misconceptions about donating stem cells. People don’t get round to joining the register as they don’t know tend to know what it involves.
“There’s a lot of interest around the university sports teams which is why we decided to collaborate with such a fun project.”
The photos were shot inside Viper, who have been kind enough to sponsor the project.
The teams involved in the shoot include: Men’s hockey, women’s hockey, American football, cheerleading, men’s rugby, tennis, swimming and water polo, men’s football sailing, muay thai, netball and skiing and snowboarding. There will also be a bonus Glasgow Marrow committee picture at the end.
Bethany added: “It’s an exciting project – there’s been a lot to organise but we’re excited to see the finished calendar and we hope it will go down well across campus.”
Pre-orders are being taken now, and the calendars are priced at only £8 each. There’s the option of two calendars for £14. The order deadline is the 1st of December so make sure to get your orders in fast.
Glasgow Marrow’s next donor event will be on the 28th and 29th of November at the QMU.
Click here to find out more about Anthony Nolan and joining the bone marrow register.
Click here to purchase a calendar.