Can you help them out of their kit? The rowing guys from Warwick University are stripping off again for the 2014 edition of their famous naked calendar, but they need help to make it happen.
Their specific aim this year is to raise money for a new sports-based campaign to combat bullying and raise awareness in schools about prejudice and particularly homophobia.
Read their statement:
We have been humbled by the response from around the world to our campaign last year to raise funds for the Ben Cohen Foundation, combating bullying and homophobia in sport. We decided that we wanted to do more, firstly to say thank you to the gay community who have given us so much support over the last four years, but also to honour the many people who have shared stories with us of the difficulties they faced in coming to terms with their sexuality against a backdrop of bullying and hate.
It has meant a lot to us to read these stories and messages of support, so this year we have decided to get involved on the frontline ourselves. We are now working with leaders in the diversity education field to create an outreach programme where we will tour schools to promote both sports and inclusion. We want school children of all ages to understand that sport should be a means to realising your potential, not just as an athlete but as a human being, with no exceptions.
We will fund our outreach programme entirely from our calendar and film sales, and we will do everything we can to make this work. If you can help us to cover our production costs, we can promise to more than return the favour with goodies and special offers just for you. This will include an opportunity to come and join us for a naked photo-shoot (you can keep you clothes on but we won’t!) and an exclusive film of the shoot with more nudity than we have ever allowed before!
And of course you’ll get more than just fun times and free gifts. Your investment will enable us to make a difference – to young people interested in sport and to young people affected by bullying of any kind.
Visit the CrowdFunder site to colaborate.
Warwick Rowing's guys are in Facebook
Some photos by Angus Malcolm from last calendar: