Manchester charities join forces to crowd fund and create a naked sports calendar!

Manchester Phoenix PromoThe Hearts & Minds Challenge have teamed up with the Manchester Phoenix Community Sports Foundation (MPCSF) whose handsome Ice Hockey team will be getting their kit off to create a naked charity calendar for 2015!

Ice hockey hunks Bobby Chamberlain 20, Declan Ryan 22 and Joe Graham 25 are calling on the public to help them fund their naked photo shoot, which will see them and their Manchester Phoenix team mates strip off to shoot a selection of sizzling photos alongside strategically placed sporting props in an array of exciting locations.

The funded naked photo shoot will see the final images be put together for a 2015 calendar, with all proceeds going to two worthy charities, the Hearts & Minds Challenge and the Manchester Phoenix Community Sports Foundation.

The Hearts & Minds Challenge is a Sale-based charity that works hard to help families who have children with autism and learning difficulties through raising awareness and providing much needed care and support. The Manchester Phoenix Community Sports Foundation works to bring sporting games and activities to the wider community and particularly to those who have been affected by physical, emotional or economical difficulties.

hmBoth charities are counting on the public’s crowd funding support to help make the calendar happen and have just four weeks to raise a minimum of £5000 to cover the cost of printing their first collection of calendars.

Ian McGarth, founder of Hearts & Minds expressed his excitement ahead of the charity’s fundraising challenge:

“We have exactly 27 days to raise our fundraising target so the race is officially on! We’re counting on the people of Manchester and beyond to help us make the calendar a reality and we can’t wait to get started. The MPCSF are a fantastic charity and we’re delighted to be working alongside them for such a worthwhile cause!”

People can help to raise funds and get involved in a variety of ways through pledging donations, fundraising, volunteering or simply just by spreading the word. All proceeds from the calendar sales will go directly to both charities, which will enable them to continue the wonderful work that they do.

The project will only be funded if at least £5000 is pledged by 6.09pm on November 3rd

To get involved, visit the charity’s crowd funding page here.

www.heartsandmindschallenge.org
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