After numerous requests, the Harlequin Ladies have finally succumbed to pressure and have produced a fundraising calendar for 2006. The calendar, along with the Ladies annual club raffle, raise valuable funds to supplement core activity and pay for coaches and minibuses to away games.
On a warm October day, the Ladies took over the Twickenham Stoop and had a taste of what it is like being full time models! The smile on the security guard's face (which remained for the entire afternoon!) was an indication of how popular the calendar is likely to be.
Purely by chance (!?), the groundsman also appeared that day, as the pitch was in desperate need of a brushing! At one point, the Ladies were concerned that he might be charged with dangerous driving on the tractor, as he appeared to be paying no attention to the area of pitch in front of him!
The calendars are on sale in the East Stand at the Twickenham Stoop during home games and will also be available to order via their website - www.harlequinladies.co.uk - for the bargain price of £10. A £1 donation from each calendar will be given to charity. Please form an orderly queue!
An official launch of the calendar will be taking place when NEC Harlequins play Manu Samoa next Wednesday (23rd November), where the Ladies squad will be on hand to autograph those calendars!
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.