Sheffield medics get naked to raise money for Anthony Nolan
Look at all that cutis
Medic volunteer group Sheffield Marrow have recruited the sexiest medics to bear all in a sultry naked calendar to raise money for blood cancer charity, Anthony Nolan.
The calendar features Med-Soc sports teams and sub-committees including Medics rugby and netball, the Med-Soc committee, emergency medicine society and Marrow themselves.
Also joining the medical models in the tasteful shots is their legendary mascot Mista Marrow.
All the medics’ “important” parts are artfully concealed with props like rugby balls, and any slips have been corrected with a tiny, or flatteringly large, photo of Mista Marrow.
Sheffield Marrow supports the blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, which matches sufferers of blood cancer, such as leukaemia, with people willing to donate bone marrow or stem cells.
The Tab recently reported on a third year who’s donation through Anthony Nolan saved a man’s life.
Getting to see peachy bums and chiseled torsos all year round can be yours for the price of £7, or £12 for two, as of early next week from the medical school and online via Facebook.
Rozzie, committee member on Sheffield Marrow, said: “Taking the photo was more than a little weird! We were in a seminar room at the med school and it felt really strange having no clothes on where I’m usually having tutorials.”
“We were all a bit awkward at first and decided we should all take our bras off at once at the last minute, then realised we couldn’t do that while wearing the giant foam fingers for the photo!”
“I think it’s hilarious that I’ll be naked on people’s kitchen walls. The funniest part is that my housemate’s grandma asked me to place an order for her.”
So far this year Marrow has recruited an incredible 908 potential lifesavers, and by Christmas aim to have hit 1000. In total Marrow has recruited 66,727 potential donors onto the Anthony Nolan bone marrow register and within that nearly 700 people have gone onto donate – that’s 700 lives potentially saved.
The running total of their fundraising campaign so far is a whopping £3285.74 and with a calendar this hot that figure is going to soar.
Laura Watts, Senior Community Fundraising Manager at Anthony Nolan, said, “The fundraising that Sheffield students are doing makes such a big difference. It costs £100 to recruit each person to the Anthony Nolan register, so fundraising is a vital part of our lifesaving work. The more fundraising we do, the more potential donors we can recruit onto the bone marrow register, and the more lives we can save.”
For more information on Anthony Nolan or how to sign up to the register visit www.anthonynolan.org.