The saucy Warwick Rowers calendar has enjoyed bumper sales
The charity calendar, which has raised thousands for LGBT+ charities since its launch in 2009, enjoyed record sales in the run up to the New Year but today is the last call for those who want to get their hands on a copy!
The Rowers – all students from the Warwick University rowing team – took themselves to outstanding garden locations in the UK and Spain for a ten-day shoot for this year’s calendar, resulting in a series of incredible images and a cheeky campaign video!
Sales of Warwick Rowers products have enabled their foundation, Sport Allies, to promote greater LGBT inclusion and more gender equality in sport. The rowers – who all class themselves as allies – believe sport should help fulfil potential, regardless of gender or sexuality.
Last year, a report by Sport Allies, launched in the House of Commons by Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee chair Damian Collins, suggested homophobic language should be banned in sport at all levels to make the pitch, field, court or river a more welcoming place for LGBT people.
The Warwick Rowers first released a calendar in 2009 to raise funds for the university boat club. The shoot took place in one day, in the freezing cold, and it raised a lowly £300. Now it raises a six-figure sum every year, with celebrity fans including Kris Jenner, Kylie Minogue and Sir Ian McKellen.
Copies of the calendar are available at www.warwickrowers.org