New challenge for calendar girl

A CALENDAR girl is taking on a new challenge today.

A CALENDAR girl is taking on a new challenge today.

Last year Yvonne Chartier help organise a charity calendar which raised nearly �4,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, Ipswich Hospital and Cancer Campaign in Suffolk.

Now the 63-year-old is planning on taking part in the Walk in the Clouds event, along with three of her fellow models to collect more cash to fight cancer.

Ms Chartier, who has two daughters and five grandchildren, said: “We've become quite a cohesive group since doing the calendar and we've called ourselves Our Treasured Chest.

“We want to raise as much money as we can for cancer charities.

“This time we're going to do the Walk in the Clouds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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“They were such a help to me when I had my treatment and they do wonderful work.

“It really is nice to be able to put something back. And by taking on a challenge it helps give you a positive attitude and something to look forward to, rather than thinking about the cancer.

“I'd also like to say thank you to everyone who has supported us.”

Ms Chartier, of Purdis Farm, will be walking in Aldeburgh on Sunday for the charity event, with fellow cancer victims Daphne Bennett, Judy Lewis, and Amanda Humphry.

The four pals hope to collect up to �1,000 between them.

The Walk in the Clouds starts and finishes at Moot Hall in Aldeburgh and people can walk either five or ten miles.

Lorna Willis, fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “It was fantastic to meet the ladies, a real privilege, and I would like to thank them all on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support.

“The energy and commitment they have shown in this fundraising project really is inspiring.”

For more information or to get involved visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call 01449 770409.

Are you taking on a charity challenge? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.