Calendar Girls sell-out on two fronts

Come and see the Calendar Giirls of Whitechapel!
Come and see the Calendar Giirls of Whitechapel!

Sell-out seems to be the word for Whitechapel Players’ forthcoming production of the ever-popular story of the ‘Calendar Girls’.

Showcasing for four days from October 31, the production is already a sell-out and the calendars themselves –launched last month – are also on their way to achieving that status.

Players’ lady members braved the cameras for the one-off illustrated record of their parts, and the calendar gained some very supportive sponsors, meaning that all the money raised from the sales will go to the group’s chosen charities, The Rosemere Cancer Foundation and Cancer Help (Vine House & Croston House).

Group member Jenny File said: “A big thank you must also go to Adam and Laura Rowlandson who have done so much to get this Calendar ‘off the ground’ and also to the sponsors and to the two photographers, Helen File and Amy Hill.”

About 60 people enjoyed the launch evening, including Calendar sponsors, the Players’ patrons and friends and the members who served light refreshments and wine.

All enjoyed a video presentation of the calendar by Gordon File, and chairman of Cancer Help Jonathan Gorick thanked everyone for supporting the charity.

The calendars are £7.50 and are available at Vine House, Croston House, their shops, plus Barton Grange, shops and businesses in Longridge, Garstang and Goosnargh, and Sainsbury’s is selling them in Longridge this coming Saturday, October 13.