Women go topless to raise awareness of Cancer Research UK

Gazette: That’s a racy way to help fight cancer... That’s a racy way to help fight cancer...

AS women across the country ditch their make-up for barefaced photos to raise awareness of breast cancer, one group has taken it a step further.

The latest social media craze has seen thousands of women post selfies – a photo you take of yourself with a smartphone – make-up free.

They then nominate friends to do the same and donate money to Cancer Research UK.

The spontaneous nationwide fundraising craze has already generated more than £1million.

But Lucy Wright, of St Annes, Colchester, decided she would raise awareness...by taking her top off.

She said: “Everyone started take bare-faced photos of themselves for breast cancer awareness. I’m not really one for makeup, but I was nominated.”

However, the selfie fundraiser has drawn criticism from some for being too self-indulgent.

Lucy said: “Before I had the opportunity to do mine, I saw how the idea was being criticised.

“Everyone was being really negative, saying: What’s this going to do?

“So I decided to go one step further – one better – to give the critics something to moan about.

“I wanted to show people this isn’t a joke.”

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

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5:29pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Jess Jephcott says...

Proper women - and good fun types too no doubt. No piercings or tattoos in sight. Well done ladies.
Proper women - and good fun types too no doubt. No piercings or tattoos in sight. Well done ladies. Jess Jephcott
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5:52pm Mon 24 Mar 14

wearebeingwatched says...

Jess Jephcott wrote:
Proper women - and good fun types too no doubt. No piercings or tattoos in sight. Well done ladies.
That's because they are covering up the piercings!

Good on you girls/ladies.
[quote][p][bold]Jess Jephcott[/bold] wrote: Proper women - and good fun types too no doubt. No piercings or tattoos in sight. Well done ladies.[/p][/quote]That's because they are covering up the piercings! Good on you girls/ladies. wearebeingwatched
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10:13am Tue 25 Mar 14

stevedawson says...

What a strange mentality it brings to mind.the sight of a nipple being a no show.how comical?l now await the movement against testicular or prostrate cancer what will they cover up.
What a strange mentality it brings to mind.the sight of a nipple being a no show.how comical?l now await the movement against testicular or prostrate cancer what will they cover up. stevedawson
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