Friends' racy calendar to raise money in memory of brave Tom

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TOM Bowdidge’s girls took it literally when he told people to “crack on” without him.

Inspirational Tom died in October after fighting an aggressive stomach cancer for more than a year.

Before he died, he raised £170,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

And now sister Emma and eleven of his school friends, have bared all to raise money for the Tom Bowdidge Foundation - set up by parents Richard and Nikki in memory of the 19-year-old Colchester Grammar School pupil.

The girls posed in a series of scantily clad pictures, which are being launched in a charity calendar on Friday at the foundation’s gala dinner.

Sister Emma, 22, of Fermins Court, in West Bergholt, said: “It really took us out of our comfort zone - none of us ever imagined doing anything like it at all.

“Some people do marathons for charity, we’ve got naked, which I suppose is a little bit more eye-catching.”


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