Get potty with nipples

Body art: Jane Fox and Tracey-Jane Hughes
Body art: Jane Fox and Tracey-Jane Hughes
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Women are being urged to carry out body art with a difference to create a unique piece of pottery.

The third annual Painting By Nipples event will be taking place in Preston and this time organisers are not just inviting women to paint with their breasts, but to make their imprint on a one-off piece of pottery which will be presented to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Painting By Nipples is the brainchild of Jane Fox, who runs Fired 4 U at Hennel Lane, Walton-le-Dale, Preston and Tracey-Jane Hughes, owner of Bra Lady in Chorley.

The pair have raised £1,400 for Rosemere to date.

The novel event encourages women to paint ceramics with their breasts with the aim of raising awareness of breast health and funds for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation based at the Royal Preston Hospital.

Jane said: “This year, women can again paint a ceramic piece by using their breasts or the traditional way, it is up to them.

“But we want as many women as possible to provide a nipple or a thumb print for a special tall vase, which will represent the collective support we have encountered over the last three years.

“The prints will then be turned into beautiful flowers and the finished article will be presented to Rosemere Cancer Foundation as way of thanks for all the work they do for cancer patients in the region.”

Laura Stephenson, area fundraising co-ordinator at the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: “Jane and Tracey-Jane came up with this truly original idea two years ago and I have to admit, at first I thought they were potty.

“But their creativity and passion has made it a firm favourite on our fundraising calendar.”

Painting by Nipples will take place on Thursday October 18 at 7pm. The cost of the evening is £10 including refreshments. Pottery will be charged on the night and money raised will be donated to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.