Wisbech Gadabout Girls launch calendar in aid of Macmillan which recognises key moments in women’s history

The Gadabout Girls have launched a calendar recognising significant moments in women’s history

The Gadabout Girls have launched a calendar recognising significant moments in women’s history - Credit: Archant

A group of ladies have released a charity calendar which recreates significant moments from women’s history.

The Gadabout Girls have launched a calendar recognising significant moments in women’s history

The Gadabout Girls have launched a calendar recognising significant moments in women’s history - Credit: Archant

The Gadabout Girls, who are members of Wisbech’s Red Hat Society, have created Woman Through the Ages, which pays tribute to everything from the Suffragettes at the beginning of the 20th century to Girl Power in the 1990s.

Every decade for the past 100 years is recreated in the calendar.

This is not the first time the ladies have put out a calendar - they produced one in 2012 which raised £1,000 for East Anglian Air Ambulance.

This time round, they hope to raise £4,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity close to all their hearts.


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Carol Faulkner, Queen Gadabout, said: “We did a calendar two years ago and the ladies decided they wanted to do another one. Mendi’s let us use their premises and it’s turned out really well.

“Cancer is something we are all affected by. My husband has cancer at the moment and without Macmillan’s support he would not be doing as well as he is now.”

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The ladies will be selling copies of the calendar at Tesco on Cromwell Road, Wisbech, next Thursday and Friday.

You can also buy a calendar from Carol by contacting 07710 444102 or queengadabout@aol.com

CALENDAR THEMES:

1910s Suffragettes

1920s Flapper Girls

1930s Prohibition

1940s - Land Army

1950s Rock and Roll

1960s - Hippies

1970s - Equality for Women at Ford in Dagenham

1980s - Margaret Thatcher

1990s - Girl Power

2000s - Millenium

2012 - London Olympics

2014 - Christmas (all the ladies share the spotlight)

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