Soham Strong Mums set to be guests on ITV's This Morning
Soham’s Calendar Girls have a special date tomorrow when they are due to appear on ITV’s This Morning.
Since a Journal story back in September revealed that a group called the Soham Strong Mums, each of whom had endured the tragedy of losing a child, were producing a charity calendar in the style of the award-winning film, their fame has spread.
Appearances on local television and stories in the national press have helped to publicise the calendar which has now sold nearly 1600 copies at £9.99 a time.
The fund, which will be shared between the children’s wards at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Road Victims Trust has also been boosted by donations and payments from the national media.
Nine of the 12 women featured in the calendar with their modesty preserved in a number of ingenious ways are set to travel to London today for tomorrow morning’s show.
“It’s all been a bit crazy. I’ve had calls from media people in Russia, Germany and Australia and from other mothers all over the country who have also lost children”, said group founder Alison Fitt, whose 15-year-old son Charlie died from a rare immune condition in June 2017.
Other mums include Claire Danks, whose daughter Lauren was killed by a drink-driver in November 2016, Nicola Wells, whose 10-year-old daughter Holly was murdered in August 2002 and Sarah Fairhurst whose son Liam died in June 2013 after personally raising more than £300,000 for the Clic Sargent children’s cancer charity.