Florist staff in full bloom for charity calendar


It may be autumn, but leaves and petals stayed in place to protect the modesty of staff at a Sheffield florist’s who posed for a Calendar Girls style charity fundraiser.

For a second year, workers at Sarah’s Florist in Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, joined by friends, discreetly shed their clothes and inhibitions. Seven women and three men, aged 28 to 70, were photographed by professional photographer Shelley Richmond.

Proceeds go to Amy’s Retreat, which allows families of children with cancer to take a break, and Rain Rescue, which helps neglected dogs and cats.

Shop owner Sarah Woodward said: “We had such a fabulous time doing the photoshoot. We all have insecurities about our bodies, but we all knew it was for two fabulous causes.”

Calendars cost £6;