Steelmen strip to the bare metal!

A GROUP of Rotherham steelworkers have done the Full Monty for charity!

The cheeky chappies stepped out of their overalls to pose nude for a calendar in a tribute to student Alexander Albiston, who died last year aged 18 after a two-year battle with bone cancer.

The calendar was the idea of Mr April Peter Jackson, a friend of the Albiston family, who persuaded 18 of his workmates at C Roberts Steel Services to strip off.

Photographer Simon Kendrick and the calendar’s makers gave their services for free and the proceeds will to to  the Bone Cancer Research Trust.

Alexander, of Green Lane, Wickersley, defied doctors’ orders to land five A-Levels despite battling the rare bone cancer osteosarcoma.

He lost his courageous battle for life in March last year after being diagnosed with the condition just days before he was due to go to Cambridge University.

The calendar, priced £4.99, is available in Wickersley from Co-Op Food, KSM Dry Cleaners and Cards, Blossom Trail Flowers, Fab Flowers and Gifts, Philip Howard Books and Londis and at Sainsbury’s and Listerdale News in Brecks.

For more information, visit www.alexalbiston.co.uk.