Calendar Girls receive lifetime achievement award

In May, the Calendar Girls were honoured with the W R Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award  from Dalesman magazine.

Said the magazine: ” They first started thinking about producing a charity calendar almost 20 years ago, never imagining the impact they would make. Since then there have been further best-selling calendars, a smash-hit film, a top-selling book, a stage play that became the most successful to ever tour the UK and now, in 2017, a hugely successful musical in the West End. Most importantly of all, the ladies of Rylstone & District WI have raised more than £3 million for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. What an achievement.”

The award was presented by David Mitchell, son of W R Mitchell.