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Anne Marie swaps lab for a good cause

THESE calendar girls have swapped their lab coats and books for high heels and Harleys -- all in the name of charity.

The calendar is a debut attempt at modelling for all of the girls, but they are hoping it could lead to bigger things.

And their efforts, in conjunction with Hush nightclub at the Red Cow Hotel, will raise much needed funds for Our Lady's Hospital in Crumlin.

Club boss Thomas Dalton, who organised the glamorous 1950s-themed project, complete with a whole host of Harley Davidson motorbikes, admitted that the real beauty of the shoot was the girls' diverse backgrounds.

Thomas said: "All the girls come from various walks of life. That's the beauty of the thing."

Lab assistant Anne Marie Elliott (22), who represented Hush in the Miss Ireland contest in August, admitted that taking part in the charity campaign was a million miles away from her regular day job.

Anne Marie, who works at Bon Secours Hospital in Glasnevin, said: "It was the best experience ever, just amazing. Everyone involved just got on board and gave their time to raise money for a good cause."

Student Sarah Corr (19), who recently began a degree in Journalism and Visual Media at Griffith College in Dublin, said: "The whole thing gave me a taste of the modelling world and I've done loads since. I'm going to keep my options open."

The 2012 Hush Charity Calendar, which is priced €6.99, will be officially launched tonight at Hush nightclub.