THIS Wigan babe is hoping to raise money for the troops by posing in a sexy calendar.
Stacie Roberts, 22, of Hindley, is one of 12 wives and girlfriends to appear in her underwear for a Foxes Forces calendar to generate funds for injured soldiers.
The 2012 calendar will be sold for £7.99, with all proceeds going towards STUBS, which supports injured soldiers, and Hounds For Heroes, which provides dogs for disabled troops, enabling them to live independently.
Stacie wanted to take part in the photoshoot as her boyfriend of two years, Anthony Murphy, 23, is a guardsman for the Grenadier Guards, based in Oxfordshire.
Just months after they had met, Anthony, who is originally from Worsley Hall, went on a six-month tour in Afghanistan as an infantry front-line soldier, working with the Brigade Reconnaissance Force.
Stacie, a support worker, said: “Thankfully he was not injured, but we have friends who have been wounded, so this calendar is for them, as well as for Anthony.
“My friend Michelle Parry, who lives in Windsor, was the brainchild behind the Foxes Forces calendar, when her husband was serving in Afghanistan in 2009/2010. She decided to recruit fellow Armed Forces WAGs for the project through Facebook.
“I saw it as a great opportunity to help raise awareness for our troops and charities.
“They work really hard and it is the least I can could do to show my admiration and respect for the British forces and the charities we are currently raising money for.
“I also wanted to make my boyfriend proud by doing my bit. He may be returning to Afghanistan in 2013, and the friends I’ve made now by doing the calendar will no doubt help me through that, as I will with them.”
Last year, the girls raised £8,000 for charities including Combat Stress and the Household Cavalry Operational Casualties Fund. And this time, they hope to at least double that.
To buy a calendar visit www.forcesfoxes.com or www.the forcesstore.co.uk.
If you would like to sponsor the calendar, contact Michelle Parry on 07889156468 or michelle.bees@ btinternet.com.