Behind the Calendar

I sat in the darkened theatre, laughed and thought 'We can do this! With cancer sufferers and survivors'

I was watching the movie 'Calendar Girls'. I applauded their ingenuity, enthusiasm and their guts! Taking off their clothes to raise money - 'go girls!' - Chris Thomas, Co-Founder.

After a chance meeting with Suzy Watson from Aljoy Photography and Jenny Black, a breast specialist nurse the idea for the Brave Hearts calendar was born.  The calendar highlights on the bravery, courage and indomitable spirit of the patients whilst focusing on their individual life journeys. Where are they on this journey through life? They are all very different – sometimes sad, sometimes funny, but always, always inspirational.

The calendar has raised over $70,000 and it is with the proceeds of this, as well as the continuing and very generous support from our community through fundraising and donations, that we are able to continue to assist programs in our local region.