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The Big Reveal

Now what you all don’t know is that I approached BHS to ask them if they would consider a small sponsorship towards the production of the Calendar. Without sponsorship the actually cost price would have had to have been absorbed into the cost by anyone who purchased one. We sent in a business case of options and I was totally overwhelmed when they said that they would fund the entire print run. Not only that but they invited me to select 10 Stores in which to exclusively sell the calendar. I just couldn’t believe that they would be willing to support us to that level. I have cried many times during the last few weeks and this generosity at times has touched me and Steve so deeply that sometimes words are just never enough. To my BHS Family at Head Office who has assisted to make our dreams come true, you are our Heroes, and we can’t thank you enough.

So all of the Calendars on every page will proudly present the new BHS logo with the words ‘Exclusively sponsored by’ Now at this point it’s worth mentioning to you all that this is the first and only print run of 2000 Calendars, there will not be another print run and if you don’t buy one then the opportunity will be lost forever.

 

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So where can you buy a ‘Bostin Bums’ Calendar in BHS I hear you all saying? Well that’s the next surprise as the list of stores which will follow don’t even know that that have been selected. SURPRISE! The following stores will receive an initial allocation and then the race is on to sell through. These stores have been chosen as I believe that they will be 100% supportive of me and BHS to proudly sell them, and they are……….. drum roll………….

  1. Kingston x100
  2. Staines x 100
  3. Bromley x 100
  4. Harrow x 100
  5. High Wycombe x 50
  6. Chichester x 100
  7. Isle of Wight x 50
  8. Woking x 50
  9. Uxbridge x 100
  10. Hanley x 100

So can you order one through the blog? – Yes you can and we will be placing a pre-order form link so that we will dispatch your Calendar to you from our home.

When will they become available? The lead time for printing is 3 weeks so you have time to consider how many you require prior to Christmas, a great Christmas stocking filler for anyone I think.

What will the Postage & Packing cost? unfortunately if you can’t get to one of the listed stores we will have to post them to you however no extra money will be made and the prices are the actually quoted price by the post office plus card mailing envelope, which is:

UK £1.70, Europe: £4.20 and Rest of World £5.50. This cost if ordering online via the blog will be added to the total price at check out.

Now I bet you all want to see the whole calendar don’t you? Well we are not going to let you, instead we have decided to show you two months at a time to tease you all and therefore every day at the end of my post two will be released, well we have 3 weeks to wait anyway so lets get the excitement going on the blog everyday until all of the calendar has been finally revealed. So here is the front cover for you.

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This is a family friend who arrived at our house at 7 am on a Sunday morning to go to our local park to take the shot. She is a keen artist and when told about the Calendar was only to happy to volunteer to help us. We are extremely proud of her and she is your Miss January 2016

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-10-16 at 18.37.26This gentleman was enjoying a holiday with my mom when she approached the idea with the group of them doing a ‘bums out shot’ silence fell! however he thought about the cause and why we were doing the calendar and decided to be brave. Whilst out one day and the coast was clear he bravely ‘bared all’ and just in time by what I’ve been told by my mom. Our friendship with him has been over a massive 34 years and I am so proud to announce him your Mr Febuary

 

So there are your first two teasers for today and I’m sure you will agree that they both are amazing, natural shots. Real People, Real Bodies, Real Cheek!

What’s the size of the prize? – Due to the massive investment by BHS the charity if every one of the 2000 calendars are sold we will have raised a massive

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This was Steve’s project from the beginning. He has had to continue to do his day job, research into printing companies, he has done all the groundwork. He helped shoot some of the shots etc etc I could go on and on with how much work he has put into it but you all know how much I adore my Mr Wonderful so I won’t bore you. He has been the final editor and some photos sadly didn’t make it into the final version and although we debated who went in or out it was only right that he had the final editing rights. Thank you Steve for making this all possible.

Final note of thanks from both Steve and I are to the printing company, Whitehall Printing. They have been so supportive of Steve, assisted with improving the overall product and a special thanks from Steve to Adam & Joe Bendon and Connor O’Neil.

So tomorrow it’s back to normal with my posts but with an extra edition of March & April, as if you submitted a photo, it could be YOU.

Thank you so much BHS for making our dreams come true.

 

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Wend

Married to Steve, I have two children - Rebecca and Richard. Steve has two children, Lauren and Chris. Rebecca lives with us (nurse Rebecca) and my mom Judy also has become nurse and housekeeper but lives in the West Midlands. My son is in the Army and comes home when he can. I am 47, born in 1967 and I was told I had bowel cancer on 22nd Feb 2015 and this blog is my journey through it. I hope it helps you as you were the reason I started it.

45 thoughts on “The Big Reveal”

  1. Wow!!!! We’re so honoured to be the stockist on the little old Isle of Wight
    Can’t wait to get the calendars and start selling them! Thank you for thinking of us ❤️❤️❤️

    1. Oh Sue I’m so glad that you feel like that as I never said anything to you. But as I thought through the people I knew in stores I knew that from the off your team supported me so much. you maynot be the biggest store but you all have big hearts and that’s why I picked you as I was hoping that you wouldn’t mind. So pleased that you are happy to do this and now you have to beat the other stores too lol xxx

  2. Wendy the calendar looks fantastic! Please put me down for one.
    I think of you every day and continue to pray for you and your family and friends. Sending you lots of love and a huge hug xxxxx

    1. Thanks Zena, The pre order form will be up soon but I think my mom will become a distribution centre too lol so you save on the postage xxx

  3. Oh WOW! Now it’s me that’s crying over the sheer generosity of BHS. What a fantastic company. I need a couple of winter weight blouses so I know where I’m going to get them and I’ll tell them why.

    Will you be at the LibDem do at Highcrest tomorrow I wonder? It’d be lovely to see you for an hour or so but don’t you dare overdo it!

    Love to you all xxxxxx

  4. Fab-u-lous!

    I’ll definitely be buying.

    My nomination for naming the tub is The Bubbly Wubbly or Lubbly Bubbly

    (I commented yesterday but missed whack-a-doodle-doo so not sure if you read it or not) xx

    1. Hi Lizzie and can I just say how moved I was by your message from yesterday, I cried when I read it. My post will be back to normal tomorrow along with the calendar reveal for the next two months so it will all become clear tomorrow but thank you for your support xxx

  5. Hi Wendy ,so pleased and proud that you chose Hanley,I think I shared with you that I lost my very beautiful sister to bowel cancer so it is very close to my heart. Xxx

    1. How could I not pick you??? I sat and thought of the people I know that would really support me and your name was not long wrote down straight away. The passion and pride that you put into your life, your store, your people is amazing, you are an amazing woman and I adore you. I know that you won’t let the other stores beat you in terms of sales or pride. Love ya but you always make me cry, bless you. Now I just have to get them too you without costing money so I’ll be seeing you for coffee sooner than you might think I hope xxx

  6. Great, the calendar looks brill, I also loved you in the hot tub, you can really see the relief in your face, so glad for you, xxxx
    Love to you as always, xxxxx

  7. Hi Wendy I hope you have had another lovely day. Thank you so much for choosing High Wycombe store it will be an honour to sell them can’t wait to get them. I hope you have a netter night and a good weekend. XXX
    Hi Steve I just want to thank you so much for all the time and hard work you have put in to the calendar it looks amazing. The least the rest of us can now do is make sure we sell them all. You truly are an amazing couple. XXX

    1. We will team up and I will support you when I can even from my wheelchair, you maybe a smaall store but we will have to give the others a good run for their money hey :-))) xxx

    1. They are really good and Mom’s house will have to become a distribution centre but I haven’t told her yet so mom’s the word hey lol xxx

  8. That’s fantastic news Wendy, can’t wait to get mine!!!!!!! What an insperation you are !!!!!! Love n hugs Lindsey x x x

  9. So proud of you,yes the wonderful Steve did the calendar but in the midst of all your pain you negotiated with BHS and so benefited your Bowel cancer charity and also the well deserved reputation of BHS.So wonderful to see you in the hot tub relieving the pain,and how glam in your bikini.I definitely want a copy and hope some of my shared friends will support you too.Love ex ex ex B.

    1. Thank you Dorothy for your lovely words and support. The ‘Love Tub’ is amazing and there is no drug in my draws that gives me the pain reief that does. Pity it couldn’t do the same for your knee hey xxx

  10. looking forward to tomorrows blog, had a lovely lunchtime meal with your mom, a good old chin wag. when your a super star selling calendars and the rights to your latest book don’t forget your poor old auntie sheila. can’t believe how all this has come about in such a short time, how much your loved all over the world, yes I said ALL OVER THE WORLD, you inspire me Wendy and I am overwhelmed by your stamina and lust for life.
    your endurance under such pressure like I have never known before. I am proud to think that you are my niece and I love ya loads. xxxx

    1. Oh bless you Aunty Shelia what lovely things to say. Glad you saw mom, she needs support and love. I’m going to get you lot down here and we are going hot tubing together and we will sing Rod Stewart songs together very soon, love ya xxx

  11. Superb Calendar, bring it on :-)
    I will get 100 sold in my Store pronto and with pleasure.
    Steve you have done a top job, you should be very proud of yourself, definitely a fitting title from Wendy, Mr Wonderful :-)

    £14,000 WOW, an amazing amount of money as you say going direct to Beating Bowel Cancer. :-)
    Our Company will have taken great pleasure in supporting you Wendy, you have given so much and it’s wonderful to see the reward come back and be so visible <3

    Last but not least, our wonderful selfless you <3
    Reaching out to help others in so very many ways <3<3<3

    I hope you have been in the Hot Hub relaxing & getting the pain release you desperately need xxx

    Love You to the Moon & Back xxxxxxx

    1. I know I can count on my angel to sell sell sell. Been hot tubing and the pleasure and release of pain is unbelievable so we will be visiting you do cut the costs of delivery into stores so pop kettle on in a few weeks my angel xxx

  12. It’s a truly great, motivational, fun calendar Wendy & Steve. You should be so proud of what you have achieved in such a short time. I am just a little bit smug that I have a proof copy to look at on my desk . I will of course be buying a copy too So pleased we could support you on this. Can’t wait to see that £14k in your charity pot xxxx

  13. Well done Steve! Calendar looks great and yes Wendy your mom will have to set up shop at her house! Lol. I have a few people who want one … xx

  14. Yah the calender is done and almost ready to sell, can’t wait for them to be in our store, we will sell them with such pride knowing Steve is behind, tee hee, this amazing calender.
    Just to know we will also be promoting this rotten disease, making people aware of there’s no shame in talking bums and pooh!
    Feeling very proud.
    X

  15. Wow wend. BHS have done you proud!!! Bless them!! Everything seems to be coming together. Just need to get your pain under control now. Love you loads. Xx

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