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Project’s calendar girls spread laughs
Calendar Girls’ Jan Stone, Carrie Bassett-Scarfe and Denise Castillo strip down for A Mitch Gillam Project.

A group of Mandurah women is using laughter to get through the grief of losing a loved one.

A Mitch Gillam Project has launched a 2013 calendar in the same vein as The Calendar Girls.

Sue Gillam said she was excited the calendar would spread the laughs created during its making.

“The whole idea is for people to turn the page and have a laugh,” she said.

“Forty-six ladies took their tops off, including Mitch’s two 75-year-old grandmothers.

“It’s all friends, family, ladies that knew Mitch and who wanted to have some fun, it was absolutely hilarious doing it.”

Mitch Gillam’s 2010 death following a scooter accident in Bali has sparked an outpouring of activity from people involved in the project.

The organisation had a busy 2012, building houses for the village of Seyara.

This week it started construction of a new community centre which will be used as a first-aid post.

For more information, or to buy a calendar, visit

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