Bus drivers get naked for charity calendar

This Is Lancashire: Bolton bus drivers Martin Bell, Gina Gregory and Barry Young Bolton bus drivers Martin Bell, Gina Gregory and Barry Young

THESE drivers got off the bus and into the buff for a cheeky calendar.

Bus drivers from Bolton stripped off to raise money for charity after hearing about their colleague’s deaf grandson.

Barry Young, whose two- year-old grandson Connor is deaf, came up with the idea to raise money for Bolton Ear 4 Kidz, which is part of the National Deaf Children’s Society.

Fellow bus driver and friend Martin Bell has helped produce the calendar, featuring 14 drivers in total.

Mr Young, aged 50, of Farnworth, said: “It was a great laugh after we got over the initial shock of having to take our clothes off.

“I thought it would be interesting to try something different. Obviously it’s a cause very close to my heart, and my grandson being deaf has given me that extra motivation.

“The family are loving it. They can’t wait to buy the calendars.”

The calendar — Off the Buses — has already been sold to some staff.

Mr Young hopes the main focus will be on the cause the calendar promotes, rather than its striking images.

He said: “The more people that are aware of children’s charities such as Bolton Ear 4 Kidz, the better it’s going to be.”

Mr Bell, aged 36, of Aspull, Wigan, did the full design of the calendar and is delighted with the end result.

He said: “The calendar looks fantastic.

“One or two drivers were sceptical at first, but once we said we were doing it for charity, it was quite straightforward. It was actually easy to convince them to take their clothes off.

“It’s very important to keep raising awareness of children’s charities. It’s great to be able to show them support.”

It is hoped the calendar will raise £500.

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11:55am Fri 20 Dec 13

chris25 says...

bus drivers ,REALLY.i dont recall seeing one i would like to see naked.seriously though well done to them raising funds for this charity ,
bus drivers ,REALLY.i dont recall seeing one i would like to see naked.seriously though well done to them raising funds for this charity , chris25

12:26pm Fri 20 Dec 13

miroku says...

I'd rather pay to have them stay fully clothed, but at least their hearts are in the right place.
I'd rather pay to have them stay fully clothed, but at least their hearts are in the right place. miroku

6:39pm Sat 21 Dec 13

steveG says...

If there is anything more likely to stop people giving to charity then I've yet to see it.
If there is anything more likely to stop people giving to charity then I've yet to see it. steveG

10:52am Fri 27 Dec 13

MarkAllRead says...

"hearing about their colleague’s deaf grandson"

Not the best phrase to use in the circumstances. Perhaps "learning about" would have been better..
"hearing about their colleague’s deaf grandson" Not the best phrase to use in the circumstances. Perhaps "learning about" would have been better.. MarkAllRead

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