EXETER Chiefs rugby stars have joined tradespeople from across Somerset and beyond in baring their bums - but not in a rude way.

The players and tradespeople have assumed cheeky poses for a new charity calendar which aims to raise money for good causes.

The RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Builder’s Bum 2022 calendar is now on sale, raising money for the builders merchant’s chosen charities - Mind in Somerset, Cornwall Mind and Devon Mind.

RGB invited tradespeople to put themselves forward to be included in the calendar and be photographed whilst doing their job, but with a little bit of their bottom on display.

In addition to builders, carpenters, forklift drivers, and plumbing specialists, RGB-sponsored Exeter Chiefs players Dave Ewers, Frankie Nowell, Sean O’Brien and Facundo Cordero also took part to show support for the work the charities do to help people across the region.

Mind in Somerset, Cornwall Mind and Devon Mind provide a range of well-being services for people who experience mental health problems, as well as advice, information, support groups and a dedicated youth service.

Phil Sparks, branch manager at RGB in Wiveliscombe, said: "We wanted to do something totally different to catch people’s attention and make them smile, while poking fun at a very unwarranted construction industry stereotype. But, more importantly, the calendar is about raising money for such worthwhile charities.

“Thank you to all the amazing trades men and women, and our sponsored Exeter Chiefs’ players, for supporting our fundraising and getting involved, and thank you in advance to everyone who purchases the calendar and gets to enjoy a cheeky image every month next year.”

The builders bum calendar cost £5 and can be bought from RGB’s Wellington and Wiveliscombe branches, as well as online via www.rgbltd.co.uk.

All the money raised will be donated to the charities.

Somerset County Gazette: CALENDAR: The 2022 calendar is now on sale