Wisbech Gadabout Girls launch calendar in aid of Macmillan which recognises key moments in women’s history
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A group of ladies have released a charity calendar which recreates significant moments from women’s history.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
1920s Flapper Girls
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)