2014 Charity Calendars
Rugby time again. This time it's the King's Cross Steelers. The first open membership gay and bisexual rugby club in the world, the Steelers are now one of over 40 'gay' rugby teams across the world.
Every 2 years all these teams come together to compete in a tournament called the ‘Bingham Cup’. It's the World Championship of gay rugby. It's also the largest men’s 15-aside rugby union tournament in the sporting calendar outside of the IRB Rugby World Cup. The next Bingham Cup is in Sydney starting in late August 2014.
The 2014 KX Steelers calendar raises funds to send a strong squad to Australia and helps to cover the substantial costs involved in taking part in such an iconic tournament.
So, it was a done-deal. The hot boys of the Steeler’s rugby club have stripped off and teamed up with London photographer Felipe Tozzato to produce an amazing 2014 calendar filled with hot, sweaty, well oiled guys in their underwear or less! It's a big one too - printed in A3 and priced at £12.
Calendars can be purchased online at kxscalendar.com or at one of their upcoming calendar parties. Calendars can also be purchased on match days at our clubhouse in West Ham (check The KX Steelers Facebook page for fixtures).
Click here to buy the King's Cross Steelers 2014 calendar
To commemorate their 25th anniversary, they have created Eye of the Beholder, a collection of stunning black & white images. Photography by Michele Martinoli, Chris Gunton and Ashley Savage.
The calendar is available for only £10 and all proceeds will support the important work carried out by River House.
Click here to visit River House and get yours.
It's the fourteenth year for the Farmers Calendar. This year thye are supporting Help for Heroes, and are pledging £1000 from the sale of the Farmers Calendar and the Lady Farmers Calendar.
The Farmers Calendar is about real farmers from all over the UK, and about injecting a bit of fun into a very difficult and challenging lifestyle. The farmers have proved time and time again that even with the restrictions placed upon them they are fun loving and always game for a laugh, while still producing the food that appears on our plates.
Click here to buy the Farmers Calendar 2014 Calendar
But, just in case you were starting to think that all these men getting their kit off for charity was a bit sexist, there's also a Lady Farmers Calendar too!
They offer a specialist support and mentorship programme to overcome the challenges associated with Post Operational Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Rugby For Heroes also facilitates access to business opportunities and gainful employment by partnering with the THE LIST (The Services Business & Recruitment Network). Their aim is to integrate our service personnel into the amateur rugby community network through local involvement, coaching opportunities, social and community support. They also provide professional players and coaches (R4H Team) at military bases.
The Charity behind the calendar - The Make A Difference Trust - brings together the British Entertainment community and its audiences to raise funds to support people living with HIV and AIDS, and those in the entertainment industry facing hardship as a result of a long-term medical condition.
Click here to buy the West End Bares All 2014 Calendar
Irish Beef has never been tastier. For a charity calendar featuring Irish Farmers you would expect a bunch of strapping Irish lads messing around, enjoying the craic and otherwise enjoying the Emerald Isle. That’s exactly what we have here. A fun and light-hearted calendar featuring some great guys getting down to work for charity. Here’s the cover – Mister January is Gareth Alcorn from Kilkenny.
The full cast are Colin O'Brien and Dan Kirby from Westmeath, John Wallace and Donagh Heffernan from Tipperary, Gareth Alcorn from Kilkenny, Gary and Jamie Laughlin, a father and son duo from Antrim, John Fanning from Wexford, Michael Naughton and Stephen Hamilton from Roscommon, and last but certainly not least Paddy O'Connor from Wexford.
*No animals were harmed in the making of this charity calendar.
To date over 100,000 Euro has been raised by the group. 2014 looks to be the sad farewell, as they launch their "Goodbye Men In The Alps" calendar.
Proceeds go to the four charities students voted to support this year - Giving What We Can Oxford, The Oxford Food Bank, Educating Partnerships Africa and Students Supporting Street Kids.
The men from Norton Manor, near Taunton, are currently on active duty in Afghanistan. But before heading to Helmand the lads were ‘volunteered’ to go (mostly) naked for the third Go Commando calendar, raising money for projects supporting the Royal Marines community. Marines generally don’t need a lot of persuading to get their kit off, but with the 40 lads heavily involved in pre-deployment training it looked like they had “much more important things to focus on” and the Go Commando team began to look elsewhere... At that point 40’s Commanding Officer Lt Col Matt Jackson determined if there was going to be a 2013 calendar, his men were going to be in it; it would serve as a “fitting tribute” to all the effort his unit had put in ready for the rigours of Helmand. So over one summer’s day, 40’s photographer LA(Phot) Rhys O’Leary – who’s also sharing the hardships of Afghanistan with the green berets right now – took a series of artistic black and white images.
There’s not a shirt or jacket in sight – just buff torsos, lots of tattoos and a bit of baby oil. So just like every day at Norton Manor, then… But it’s the cover image which has everyone talking. More than 1,500,000 Facebook users have seen the photograph of the privates (almost) on parade as the marines, wearing only their green berets, posed in the lake at their Somerset base.
Proceeds from the sale of the calendar will help Go Commando provide a new play area for marines’ children at Norton Manor and revamp the existing families’ centre. The charity hopes the calendar, which is by far its biggest individual fund-raising initiative, will bring in upwards of £30,000.
And in case you were wondering what the guys got up to for the 2011 calendar, here's the video: