Acknowledgements

The Dare To Bare team would like to express their gratitude for the generosity of our sponsors and the many other people and organisations who have very kindly provided their help in one way or another. We couldn’t have done it without you!

1st Class Print – provided the finished product we wanted for a fabulous price and also printed our flyers and prize draw tickets.

A&R Print – produced the pop-up banners which will travel around Northamptonshire with us when we’re selling the calendar.

Ascot Racecourse – provided their authentic racecards for our June image and also kindly donated two tickets to their February 2019 meeting for our prize draw.

Au Bon Marche – loaned some of their lovely hats, which are available for hire as well as to purchase, for our racing-themed June photo.

The Beauty Bug – kindly donated a gift voucher to our prize draw.

Beckets of Northampton – men’s hairdressers and barbers, they also donated a gift voucher towards our prize draw. *SPONSOR*

Bosworth’s Garden Centre – kindly donated a gift voucher to our prize draw.

BrightCloud Technologies – IT company based in Daventry. *SPONSOR*

Colworth Park – generously donated a hamper of food and beauty products to our prize draw.

DA Efficient Gas Services – gas installers based in Wellingborough. *SPONSOR*

Flowers by Lisa – kindly donated props for a number of the images, including the lovely heart used in our cover image.

Glow – as well as sponsoring us, boutique hair salon owner Gemma Frisby made sure we looked our best for the main photo shoot. *SPONSOR*

Handmade by LollaMac – designed the bespoke necklace with a hammered silver pendant that we are wearing in each of the images, which can also be purchased from the shop. Also kindly donated a matching bracelet to our prize draw.

Kettering Park Hotel – couldn’t have been more helpful, allowing us access for our main photo shoot session and also staging the calendar launch event. As if that wasn’t enough they also donated a voucher for Sunday lunch to our prize draw.

Kurt Hobbs Coachworks – commercial vehicle bodybuilding business. *SPONSOR*

Lisa Colley – our make-up artist worked wonders and gave our confidence a boost before we stepped in front of the camera.

Mimeo Ltd – kindly donated a personalised canvas print to our prize draw.

Nicola Jane – in addition to sponsoring the calendar, they gave us the choice of their post-mastectomy swimsuit and underwear range to model in some of the images. *SPONSOR*

Northampton Saints Rugby Club – allowed us to stage our March image in their changing rooms and promote the calendar at several home games. They also kindly donated two match day tickets to our prize draw.

Perfect Shot Photography – the talented Laura not only took the gorgeous photos, but did the artwork for the calendar and the Dare To Bare logo as well!

Rothenberger – a leading pipetool technology company whose UK base is in Kettering. *SPONSOR*

Royal Theatre – kindly donated two tickets to a performance at their theatre in Northampton to our prize draw.

Silverstone Circuit – the venue for the July photo, they provided drivers’ overalls and a chequered flag and let us pose on the winner’s podium.

Towcester Racecourse – agreed to let us stage our racing-themed Ladies’ Day image for June at their racecourse.

There was also one anonymous sponsorship donor – thank you whoever you are…

Also many thanks to Sophie of the Centenary Wing and all the breast care nurses at Kettering General Hospital for checking and approving our breast awareness pages.

And last but not least, many thanks to Loraine’s husband, Geoff, who cheerfully put up with us taking over their house for what seemed like hundreds of calendar planning meetings!