lifestyle

These tree surgeons have created a cracking new naked calendar in aid of Mind


These tree surgeons have created a cracking new naked calendar in aid of Mind (Credits: Ralu Chase / SWNS.com)

2021 is already looking up, with a new naked calendar from a group of tree surgeons on sale ready for the new year.

For the calendar, workmen from Marvan’s Tree and Landscape Services, based in Ramsey, Essex, stripped down to their undies (at most), and posed provocatively amongst the bay trees and power tools they have on site.

Not quite a calendar full of lumberjacks, this grinning group of lads are all about male empowerment.

However, managing director Danny Marvan says that not everyone felt all that comfortable about taking off their clothes.

Still, where there’s a will there’s a way, and thankfully all 20 of his team were featured in the calendar.

Danny says that the shoot was hysterical, with everyone ‘wandering around the site with hardly any clothes on.’

Martin, one of the older members of the team, wasn’t camera shy at all (Credits: Ralu Chase / SWNS.com)
A sunny shot for June (Picture: Ralu Chase / SWNS.com)

‘Some of the ideas they were coming up with were brilliant,’ he said, ‘and it was so funny. Everyone’s personality really comes through in their photographs.’

Danny came up with the idea along with his finance officer Lisa Youngman, and they have had 1,000 copies printed, on sale for just ten pounds each.

All the proceeds go to the North and Mid Essex branch of mental health charity Mind, which is a cause close to the teams’ hearts.

And a more covered-up photo for July (Picture: Ralu Chase / SWNS.com)
Very seductive (Picture: Ralu Chase / SWNS.com)

At Marvan’s, the management are dedicated to ‘ensuring our team’s mental health is as well cared for as the grounds and gardens we maintain,’ explains Danny.

‘Some of my team have said to me that in their previous jobs they would be told to “man up” if they had any concerns about anything. But here, I really listen to my staff, and they respect me because they feel like they can come and talk to me about things.’

A spokesperson for Mind has spoken on their appreciation for the project, thanking Danny and his workers for their work in helping to ‘break the stigma around openly talking about mental health.’

You can purchase a copy of Marvan’s 2021 calendar on their website.

Do you have a story to share? We want to hear from you.

Get in touch: metrolifestyleteam@metro.co.uk.


MORE : What lockdown is like for a trichotillomania sufferer


MORE : You can now book a mulled wine themed spa day complete with a mulled wine hot tub


MORE : People are loving this recipe for making a three-ingredient chocolate chip cake in a slow cooker





READ SOURCE

READ  Jack Monroe’s Lockdown Larder: What to use in recipes if you can’t find flour in the shops

Leave a Reply

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.  Learn more