Friday, November 30, 2007

Bearing all to panda to charity

Women in a County Durham village are painting plates with their breasts to raise money for charity. They cover their breasts with paint and make imprints on the plates which are then glazed and fired.

Joanne Scott, of the Buttercups Ceramic Studio, in Hurworth, near Darlington, said: "We decided on Breast Cancer Care plates because we have a few customers who are going through breast cancer.

There are a number of designs to choose from including pandas, cherries, Christmas puddings and bumble bees.

Mrs Scott added: "One man came in and was admiring a panda plate I'd made the week before. "He was asking lots of questions about it and I explained it was for Breast Cancer Care and I hadn't used my hands to paint it, but the penny still didn't drop.

"A few moments later, a look of recognition passed across his face and he just kind of went 'Oh!' and rushed out of the shop. I think the poor man was a bit embarrassed."

There's a news video here.

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