The real-life Calendar Girls have decided to give away their film earnings to charity.

The members of RYLSTONE WOMEN'S INSTITUTE - whose topless fund-raising antics have been portrayed in the hit British movie starring Helen Mirren and JULIE WALTERS - want their money to be given to a leukaemia research charity.

A film spokesman says, "Details of these arrangements will not be released as it was a private deal.

"But I must stress that the ladies made no money at all from the film."

British movie Calendar Girls centres on the occasion the British women's group posed for a controversial naked calendar to raise money for their local hospital.

28/09/2003 14:08