The Big Hand Over

So it’s (almost) all over bar the shouting.

And Boy! – Have we got something to shout about!  That ribbon on the home page just gets pinker and pinker.

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Next Friday (January 30th) twelve beauties, twelve beasts and two very proud photographers will hand over a massive cheque to the Ysbyty Glan Clwyd breast cancer and testicular buy viagra online cancer unit.

The ceremony will take place during the Calendar charity winding-up party at the Glan cheap generic cialis Llyn Clawddnewydd which starts at 7.30.

The place will be crawling with local celebrities.  The local press and television will be there too – so don’t miss it!

Most of all, if you’ve not bought a copy of the calendar yet, please do so now.  there are still a number of these left after the last print run – so lets turn them into pounds and push that final figure even higher.

Photo of the Glan Llyn copyright Eirian Evans
(reproduced here under Creative Commons licence)

The AOL Factor

1,300 Hits!

What’s all that about?


Once the initial rush of interest following the publicity viagra online surrounding Launch Night had died down, the Stats for the Beauty and the Beast web site have been ticking along at a very respectable 200 – 250 unique hits per day.

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There was a blip new year’s eve when, along with several others hosted by the same ISP were hacked by some uncharitable git who replaced all our files with a single page in Arabic.

Then all of a sudden – 1,330 hits on the 6th of January – just three short of our best ever the day after launch night.

It is pretty certain this was the result of our calendar being featured on the main page of the AOL website.  In fact a friend of Miss April’s Dad emailed to say he had gone into an internet cafe in New York generic cialis and the first thing he saw as he logged on was a feature on our calendar!

World Famous Eh!

The feature is now on the AOL Ruby Room blog featuring Miss February illustrating  the article Bizarre cheeky calendars as well as joining Miss March,  Mr March and Mr September in the “Eye Candy” slide show!

What the Bloggers are Saying

The Beauty and the Beast Calendar has been mentioned on:

AOL – The Ruby Room

And not just a “mention” either.  Miss February’s picture illustrates the article Bizarre  Cheeky Calendars and no fewer than four pictures appear in the accompanying “Eye Candy” slideshow.

Naked Charity Blogspot

The Naked Charity Blog is a companion to the website.  Both are devoted to showcasing  calendars produced all over the world by ordinary people who take the extra ordinary step into the world of posing naked to raise money for charity.

The site catalogues the trend for naked charity calendar production from the 1980s to the present day. Beauty and the Beast 2009 has had a really good plug on this website with Ellen (Miss February) and Jason (Mr December) being featured on the page.  We would like to extend our thanks to the editor D. Taylor.

Earlier Items

The UKFundraising Website

Founder of the UK’s leading Internet fundraising consultancy, Howard Lake, has given the Beauty and the Beast Calendar a decent plug on his company’s web site.  Founded in 1996,  Fundraising UK Ltd. helps charities in the UK and internationally to use the Internet as a fundraising tool to enhance and extend their existing fundraising activities. It also advises for-profit companies that provide services and products to fundraisers, helping them use the Internet to enhance their business.

Show your appreciation for the plug by visiting his website.  You’ll find the piece about our calendar by following the Blogs link under Howard Lake.

Rhuthun/Ruthin Blog

Read the absolutely fabulous review on the Rhuthun blog.  It is so nice that someone has actually gone out and bought a copy of the calendar to take proper considered look at its aims and aspirations.  And so refreshing to see something written from the heart, rather than use our press releases almost verbatim.  We are grateful, of course for the publicity we get from all quarters.  The more the merrier.   But a big thanks to Non Liquet, whoever you are (it is not clear!).

News travels fast:

One of our latest mentions from overseas comes on the 10/22/08 Daily Newds page of the Minnesota Skinny Dippers web site.  buy viagra No pictures though – it seems we were not quite naked enough for that particular site!

Miserable Hackers

The Beauty and the Beast Website was hacked last night (December 30th) by some Bas**rd in the Middle East, along with all the BeautyPhoto Websites.

Very Charitable!!!  NOT!!!

Much of the recent material has been lost.  But we will strive to bring the site up to date over the next few days.

If you’ve any news or pictures from recent events/gatherings please let us know via the Comments box below.

Funds Raised to date

By Sharon Jones, October 14, 2008

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Bingo night – 5th September – raised over £320
Bingo night – 17th September – generic levitra without prescription raised

over £210
Clawdd’s got Talent – 20th September – raised £500
Donations have been very generous from local people not able to attend the events above.
Sponsorship for the calendars – amount to be announced  soon

Clawdd's got Talent Night

Clawdd’s Village Hall resounded last night with tears of joy and laughter as the locals turned out in their hundreds to prove that

Clawdd really does have talent.

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The event was held to raise canada cheap viagra cash to fund the printing of the forthcoming Beauty and the Beast 2009 Charity Calendar that is set to raise thousands for cancer charities.

You can view more pictures on the Beauty and the Beast FaceBook Page

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