Cambridge University Students peel off for saucy philanthropy logbook

Cambridge University students have stripped off to raise money for charity in a series of saucy pictures.

Over 70 sportsmen and women bared nearly all for a naked calendar, posing for photographer Anthony Rubinstein around the historical city in the first Cambridge RAG calendar of its kind.

University sports teams including swimming, hockey and football are all pictured with various pieces of sports equipment protecting their modesty in the hope it will raise money for refugees and people with dementia.

Fourth year student Rowenna McGill, 21, who organised the Cambridge Blues Calendar 2017 with fellow fourth year Caitlin Whitby, 21 said: “We wanted to do something different to raise money for RAG and this combines the amazing Cambridge architecture with the people of Cambridge.

“It was a lot of effort and a lot of hard work but it was really fun. Getting a lot of naked people together in one place was always going to be hilarious.

"I have a lot of respect for the girls who took part, they took it all in their stride and I think they look amazing."

The photos were shot in iconic locations such as the Botanic Gardens, Fitzwilliam Museum and the historic Union Chamber along with Homerton, Corpus Christi and Downing colleges with students sometimes having to be on location at 5.30am before the public were out and about.

But it is the first time their fellow students have seen them up close and personal - and so far the response has been very positive.

Rowenna, a geology student from Homerton, added: “It took about one-and-a-half years to put the calendar together so it has been hard work.

“We tried to make sure we closed the colleges when we were taking the photos to avoid people walking in on a lot of naked people.

“Everyone says how lovely the pictures are - and how tasteful.”

The calendar costs £10 from and money raised will go to the Lewy Body Society and Help Refugees.

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