‘It’s been a big village effort’

Landlady of The Commercial pub, Methley, along with pub regulars, friends and family, got naked for a calendar shoot that is in aid of the Candlelighters charity.'p304a346
Landlady of The Commercial pub, Methley, along with pub regulars, friends and family, got naked for a calendar shoot that is in aid of the Candlelighters charity.'p304a346

A landlady and her customers have bravely bared all to help raise cash for Yorkshire charity Candlelighters with a nude calendar.

Emma Flynn, 39, landlady of the Commercial pub on Main Street in Methley, along with 18 regulars, posed for the calendar at the pub.

The women, aged 19 to 50, decided to strip off in homage to the Rylstone Women’s Institute Calendar, to create the calendar.

Emma said: “We decided to do it because there are two boys in the village being treated for cancer and getting help from Candlelighters, so we wanted to support that.”

Emma closed the pub for an evening for the shots, which feature the models hiding their modesty with the logos of local firms, which sponsored each page.

She added: “It took a while to relax, but then we got into the swing of it. It’s been a big village effort, everyone has been interested and supported it.

“We’ve said next year it’s the boys’ turn to strip off for a calendar.”