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Foxy hunters find a global audience
1:00pm Thursday 31st October 2013 in News
A saucy calendar featuring Wiltshire women stripping off for charity has found fans all over the globe. Trowbridge photographer David Betteridge has produced a Foxy Hunters calendar for the past five years and is finding demand for his racy black and whit
A saucy calendar featuring Wiltshire women stripping off for charity has found fans all over the globe.
Trowbridge photographer David Betteridge has produced a Foxy Hunters calendar for the past five years and is finding demand for his racy black and white shots is so great he has had to double its production.
The calendar raises money for the Wiltshire and Hampshire air ambulances, and has attracted more than 50,000 likes on Facebook.
He said: “We are doubling the print run from last year, which was 1,000. I had virtually sold them all before we printed them, which is largely down to the new Facebook group, which has taken off in a big way.”
He started the calendar after the air ambulance saved the life of his friend, who was seriously injured in a horse-riding accident, and over the years it has raised £26,000 for the cause.
He said: “Now my market is primarily online. I have orders from all around the world – we send them to New Zealand, to Australia, and a lot to America and Canada.
“I am very, very fortunate as I have a lot of people who are willing to assist, and they lend me their yards and farms, but I couldn’t do it without the support of my wife; if she thought it wasn’t appropriate we wouldn’t be doing it.”
Sarah Cannings, 33, from Rowde appears on the page for July. She said: “David does a lot of work doing photo shoots with our pony club, so I approached him and asked if he was doing another calendar this year.
“I wanted to do it because it’s the air ambulance, and they do so much for us.”
The calendar will be available to buy for £12.50 from www.foxyhunters.co.uk and Corsham’s Wadswick County Stores.
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