Stripping football boys raise a whopping £1,000 by baring all

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MORE than £1,000 was raised by a group of football boys baring all for charity.

Players from reigning champions of the Halifax AFL Saturday League, Hebden Royd Red Star and local rivals Midgley United joined forces to take to the stage to perform the Full Monty.

Hebden Royd Red Star players Liam Barrett and Jason Cartlidge will be dooing the full monty at Mytholmroyd Community Centre.

Hebden Royd Red Star players Liam Barrett and Jason Cartlidge will be dooing the full monty at Mytholmroyd Community Centre.

They all started their routine wearing the iconic outfit made famous by Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentlemen.

Liam Barrett, Jack Earle, Jason Cartlidge, Richard Greenwood and George Bamford all stripped off to raise money for club funds and Overgate Hospice.

Local band In Echoes started the night before the boys stripped off.

An auction was headed up by Gary Earle, who auctioned prizes from Scottish Motor Auctions, Shibden Mill Inn, Tesco, the Fire House in Sowerby Bridge and many more before supper was served.

The boys had practised their routine until the very last minute to make sure their 200 guests were entertained.

Liam said: “The night went really well. It couldn’t have gone any better.”

First team manager David Whitehouse said: “Iit was a fantastic effort by all involved.”

Louise Harrison from the hospice said: “We’re really pleased the team decided to support us and a great effort was made. They did a fantastic job and we’re really grateful.”