Sport

Lights, Camera, Engage!

Some of Cardiff’s fiercest rugby players have bared all to raise money for charity.

by Mark Wyatt

Cardiff University Ladies’ Rugby Football Club and CoppaFeel have collaborated this year and launched an inspiring campaign by creating a naked calendar for 2017.

CoppaFeel are a women’s breast cancer awareness charity and the half of the proceeds of the calendar will go directly to them, with the other half going to CULRFC funding.

The initiative has gained significant coverage across Cardiff University and the club hope that they can raise as much money as possible over the festive period and into the New Year.

Rosie Foley from the club said “I really wanted to do the shoot as it was something fun and from my own family experience of breast cancer I wanted to raise awareness for CoppaFeel and this is a great way to promote women’s rugby.”

This isn’t the first time the University has seen it’s students get naked for charity. The Athletic Union stripped off in 2013 for the men’s health charity Mind and gained national coverage for their efforts.

“It was such a fabulous project for two amazing causes,” said Georgia Mansfield, “we all had a fab day shooting the photos and can’t wait to share this project with everyone”.

Abi Harris, also one to brave the calendar shoot, said the whole project worked brilliantly to help the team come together.

She said “It was a great way to bond with all the girls for a great cause. It’s amazing how quickly we all forgot about our own individual hang ups about our bodies and just enjoyed running around naked!”

If you want to scoop the saucy calendar whilst stocks last then you can head over to the Student’s Union website on CULRFC’s page.

It’s priced at seven pounds and remember the money raised will go towards CoppaFeel and the funding for the ladies team.

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