A DARING group of women have raised more than £6,000 by organising a “Half Monty” evening.

The 22 women dared to bare at Cayton Bay Holiday Park, near Scarborough, with the proceeds shared between Saint Catherine’s Hospice, Cancer Research UK and Breast Cancer Care.

Lisa Smith, who organised the event after surviving breast cancer herself, said the women received a good luck video message from Coleen Nolan, who inspired the fundraiser by taking part in ITV’s The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night.

“It was brilliant night, there was such a good atmosphere, and everyone had a great time,” she said. “Some of us did it last year and we had 14 new ladies this time who were a bit nervous, but everyone did so well.”

The show featured 14 cabaret acts, disco, raffle and finale of the “Half Monty”, where the women bared their top half to raise awareness for women’s cancer.

Lisa added: “I would like to plan another fundraising event – with a different format – in the future. Thank you to everyone who supported the show and made it possible.”

Sian Cromack, the fundraiser at Saint Catherine’s Hospice said: “We were thrilled to receive a donation of £2,000 from these wonderful ladies. They were extremely brave to take part and we would like to thank each and every one of them for their support.”

For more information on organising a fundraiser, phone 01723 378406.