Naked calendar to raise money for loving father battling rare cancer
- Credit: Steve Harper
Family and friends of a loving Lowestoft father who has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer are releasing a naked calendar to raise money for clinical trials.
Jack Harper, 37, works as a quantity surveyor and lives in Lowestoft with his wife Fiona, 35 and two children, Arthur, five, and two-year-old Agnes.
But the family's lives were turned upside down in November 2020 when Jack was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called angiosarcoma.
Family and close friends have been raising money for clinical trials since then, including a walk from Lowestoft to Norwich which raised over £15,000.
Now, Jack's elder brother Steve Harper, who works at Timpsons on Lowestoft high street and various members of Jack's male family and friends have posed for a 'naked for Jack' 2022 calendar to raise more funds.
Mr Harper said: "A lot of people have been fundraising for Jack and we thought this would be a great way to lift people's spirits and to keep people smiling.
"The calendar will feature twelve of us with one naked man featured during each month.
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"The idea really came about from my wife and I.
"We were watching that show the All New Monty where the celebrities strip off and decided a naked calendar would be a great way to raise money for Jack."
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Mr Harper revealed that he will feature on December 2022.
"I will be dressed in a Christmas hat, holding baubles, that kind of thing," he revealed.
He added: "It will help us greatly as a family.
"Jack is currently trying a different path of treatment at the moment.
"All of this is a bit of a whirlwind because the whole process of finding the right treatment is difficult.
"But you've got to be as positive as you can with things like this by doing something nice and funny to keep people smiling.
"I would like to thank Timpsons as well who have allowed us to create this calendar."
The calendar is ready to sell and is available to buy from the Timpsons stores on the high street and Tesco on Leisure Way for £10.
The family are also planning to set up a JustGiving page soon.