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Lowton mum poses for daring calendar photos to raise funds for MS and ME charities
10:20am Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
LOWTON mum Lisa Sykes and 11 work colleagues stripped for action in a calendar girls photo shoot to raise funds for charities close to their hearts.
Thirty-four year-old single mum Lisa, who has a six year-old daughter named Megan, is Miss July in the naughty but nice calendar devised by her and her work colleague Kristy Lomas, 28 who has a one year old son.
The girls were supported in their High Speed Honeys quest to raise funds for MS and ME charities by daring work colleagues based at Manchester’s Piccadilly railway station where they are all on board catering staff.
Lisa’s mum Glynis, passed away in January 2005, aged 47. Lisa’s father, Kevin, is a computer analyst and originates from Westleigh but now lives in Hindley.
Lisa explained: “My mum had this nasty illness MS and I watched her change into someone who needed 24 hours help over a number of years. She lived in a nursing home the last few years of her life unable to do anything for herself.
“She died of phenomonia, she couldn't fight it because her body was riddled with M.S and I really want to help people with this condition.
“We all needed a glass or two of wine to calm the nerves doe the photo shoot. All the girls are pleased with the results, they are all so brave for doing this for us.”
February girl Kristy, who suffers from ME, lives in Urmston but has family connections to Leigh.
Profits from the calendars will be shared equally between both charities.
Lisa’s brother Anthony, 32, from Golborne, did the Manchester to Blackpool bike ride and Kristy's partner did the Manchester 10k. In 2015 they hope to complete the Inca Trail in Peru.
See www.fundraising.thechallengenetwork.com for more information and to order a calendar, which costs £10, email email@example.com
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