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Cambridge University Athletes Strip Off To Raise Money For Refugees With Naked Calendar

Some bare-faced cheek.

27/10/2016 15:32

The legendary Warwick rowers better watch out - their reputation as the buffest (and most charitable) students in the UK could be in danger. 

Indeed, brave student athletes at the University of Cambridge have bared all to raise money for refugees with their own naked calendar.  

The Cambridge Blues Calendar 2017 sees the university’s top sportsmen and women strip down in some iconic Cambridge locations to collect cash for Help Refugees and the Lewy Body Society, which carries out dementia research. 

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The university's boxing team spar in the nude to raise cash for refugees from around the world 
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The hockey team hide their modesty on a historic staircase

The university’s rugby team, footballers and tennis players are all featured in the raunchy calendar. 

While Cambridge’s best gymnasts demonstrate their incredible strength practising their moves nude in the Botanic Gardens, the swimming team show off all their hard work in the pool while taking a punt on the River Cam.  

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The gymnasts show off their incredible moves in the iconic Botanic Gardens
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Organisers say the calendar took a year and a half to make

Rowenna McGill, one of the organisers of the calendar, told the Mail Online: “We wanted to do something different to raise money for RAG and this combines the amazing Cambridge architecture with the people of Cambridge.

“It was a lot of fun to do. Getting a lot of naked people together in one place was always going to be hilarious,” the fourth year student added.  

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Cambridge's swimming team gave tourists an eyeful while punting on the River Cam
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The athletics team strip down for a practice in the woods

“All the boys seemed happy to just strip off and I found myself asking them to put their clothes back on. 

“I have a lot of respect for the girls who took part, they took it all in their stride and I think they look amazing.” 

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Female tennis players pose in one of the uni's many libraries
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Each set was closed off to the public so that noone stumbled across the naked students

Organised by the university’s Raising and Giving (RAG) society, all of the profits from the £10 calendar will be donated to charity.

For more information about the project, and details about how you can pick up your own copy (or copies - who wouldn’t love this as a Christmas gift?), visit www.cambridgebluescalendar.com

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