Lincoln nurses in charity calendar photo shoot

You may remember the team of nurses from the Lincoln County Hospital A&E department as they embarked on their fundraising mission back in September.

The project, set up to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity and HeadSmart, saw the group of seven nurses pose for a 1940s farm girls-style calendar from the barns of Rand Farm Park.

In the run-up to the calendar launch, the girls have been busy gathering sponsors ranging from local businesses to various agencies in London.

Local professional photographer Karl Abbott showed his support alongside hairdressers Erica Spriggens and Alice Marshall from Pink Pamper in Gainsborough.

The shoot, which competed with wind and rain on October 13, was organised by nurse Stacey Johnson (33).

Stacey said: “The preparation process was really good fun. We were about to leave for Rand Farm when it absolutely poured with rain, but even the rain didn’t dampen the mood. All the animals behaved but a cow that head-butted a couple of us!

“I really enjoyed organising it, although it was more work than I imagined. I think when we start actually raising money and seeing the results of our hard work it will be a fantastic personal achievement.

“We would also like to thank Rand Farm who were so welcoming and accommodating, helping with the props and animals.”

Lincoln nurse Laura Buntin (26) added: “I’m really happy with how the photo shoot went. The girls made a brilliant job of our hair styles making it look like we were from the 1940s era. I can’t wait to start raising money for the brilliant cause.”

Behind the scenes, 12 year old aspiring photographer Katie Johnson sanpped away at the action. Mother Sharon Johnson(44) who posed for the shoot said: “I had a great day and am very proud of my daughter Katie.”

The 2014 charity calendars will cost £8 and will be available to purchase via the Girls on the Farm Facebook page from November 4.

If you wish to donate to the Girl’s on the Farm cause, while you wait for the calendar launch, you can do so by visiting the JustGiving page here.

Meanwhile, a team of Lincolnshire accountants also stripped to their pants for another charity calendar.