Dirty Duck pin-ups are a gaggle of cheeky chicks

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TWENTY-TWO women dressed to impress for a cheeky calendar, which is set to raise hundreds for an ovarian cancer charity.

The Dirty Duck Pin-up Girls Calendar was the creation of Andrea Ives and her husband Mal, of Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir.

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They hope that by selling the calendar they will be able to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Action and increase the awareness of the disease, which kills around 4,500 women each year.

Andrea, who was diagnosed with the disease three years ago, said: “We wanted to do something to raise a smile. It’s not too saucy but it is cheeky.”

The calendar, which was shot near the Dirty Duck pub, in Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir, pictures the women posing in ‘50s and ‘60s style costume with vintage cars and tractors. It is available for £9.99 and all the money raised goes straight to the charity.

Andrea said: “It was bitterly cold when we shot the calendar but everyone was happy to get on with it, no one was shy and it kept the photographer going all day. It was just a fantastic day.”

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The calendar, which has only been on sale for around a week, has already made £370.

But it is far from the only thing the determined couple have so far done to raise £3,700 for the charity.

Mal ran the London Marathon earlier this year and is taking part in the Rock and Roll Marathon in Las Vegas soon.

He said: “The London one was my first full marathon. I didn’t start running until last year when I had to raise money for the charity.”

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They have also held a host of events including an Eric Bristow darts night.

To get hold of a calendar, which is delivered for free in the Grantham area, call Andrea on 07512331403 or go to the Dirty Duck or Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir village shop.

The ‘pin-up girls’ will also be selling them at Sainsbury’s on October 25 and Morrisons on December 2. To find out more about the disease go to www.ovarian.org.uk