Actor Celia Imrie has recreated her famous “bigger buns” scene from the film “Calendar Girls” – as she unveiled a charity raffle for a £2m ($2.5) home.
Imrie, 70, helped launch the latest prize in the Omaze Million-Pound House Draw – a stunning 17th-century hillside farmhouse in Yorkshire.
Winners of the draw would scoop the massive property near Harrogate in Yorkshire – which has four bedrooms and five acres of land.
The draw also raises funds for Blood Cancer UK – a charity that Celia supports.
She famously held cakes in front of her chest in the film Calendar Girls, which told the story of WI members who stripped in aid of the same charity.
Imrie’s character Celia posed for a nude photo prompting Helen Mirren’s character to say ”we’re going to need considerably bigger buns”.
She recreated the scene on the film’s 20th anniversary for Blood Cancer UK who are partnering with Omaze for the lottery.
She was also reunited with two of the original ‘Calendar Girls’ and Terry – the photographer who took their famous nude pictures.
Celia said: “I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since Calendar Girls was released.
”Getting to know the original girls was such a privilege, what they’ve achieved is truly inspirational, I’ve supported Blood Cancer UK ever since I first met them.
“Blood Cancer UK’s research plays a pivotal role in the battle to beat blood cancer and everyone who enters the draw is helping to support this incredibly worthwhile cause.”
The home boasts a stunning kitchen with an Aga cooker and the ground floor also has a sitting room with a traditional fireplace.
There is a dedicated breakfast and dining room, reception hall, and a utility room with appliances.
Upstairs has a main bedroom boasting an ensuite bathroom and a dressing room – as well as two further double bedrooms and a bathroom.
The property also boasts additional buildings, including a former granary that has been converted a two-story, one-bed guest cottage, along with an adjoining garage has been extended into the loft space to provide a workshop and home office.
Winners will also be provided with £100,000 ($128,214) in cash to furnish the property, which could fetch up to £50,000 ($64,105) a year in rent, according to local estate agents.
Omaze is hoping to raise crucial funds for Blood Cancer UK which could develop new treatment opportunities that could be more effective and potentially less harmful – particularly for younger people.
James Oakes, Chief International Officer at Omaze, said: “We’re very proud to be partnering with Blood Cancer UK again for our latest house draw in Yorkshire.
“By offering this beautiful property, along with £100,000 in cash, we’re giving people a chance to live mortgage and rent-free for the rest of their life – as well as raising money for charities whilst introducing them to brand-new audiences.
“We’re incredibly proud that the Omaze community has already raised £13,250,000 ($17M) for good causes across the UK.”
Produced in association with SWNS Talker
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