Chance to meet original Calendar Girls at Hawes museum

Six of the original Calendar Girls will be at the Dales Countryside Museum next week with their families for a public event marking the opening of a new exhibition which tells their remarkable story.

From 2.30pm on Tuesday, July 24, visitors to the museum will be able to meet and chat to the Dales women who have helped raise more than £5m for the cancer charity, Bloodwise.

Museum manager Fiona Rosher said: “’Twenty Years of the Calendar Girls’ is our uplifting summer exhibition.  The Calendar Girls’ story shows that out of tragedy, good can come.

“The girls are keen to meet members of the public; they are always lively company, so do consider coming along next week.”

Meanwhile, a man inspired by the Calendar Girls has completed a charity bike ride from Amsterdam to the Grassington offices of the National Park Authority.

Paul Carless and companion Tom Stockwell swept into Grassington last Saturday.

They have so far raised more than £5,000 (taking Gift Aid into account) for Bloodwise.

Mr Carless said it had been a “wonderful, wonderful experience”.