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.
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………….
- Kingston x100
- Staines x 100
- Bromley x 100
- Harrow x 100
- High Wycombe x 50
- Chichester x 100
- Isle of Wight x 50
- Woking x 50
- Uxbridge x 100
- 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.
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
This 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
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.