A TURKEY farmer has turned calendar girl-but the only breast on show is that of the roasted festive bird.

After 20 years of rearing KellyBronze turkeys, Susan Gorst, has devoted an entire calendar to the Christmas dinner centre piece in a bid to raise money for charity.

Mrs Gorst, 62 grew up in the Yorkshire Dales and is the daughter of Garsdale farmer Thomas Harper.

She now rears turkeys in Northamptonshire and has produced her ales of a Turkey Farmer 2020 calendar to raise money for Huntington's Disease Association.

In 2004, Mrs Gorst's husband, Mark was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease, a progressive brain disorder that causes uncontrolled movements and emotional problems, which has no cure.

"The shock hit us hard when we found out," said Mrs Gorst.

"And it was scary because I knew what the future was going to be like as my father-in-law had the same condition.

"And like many diseases it brings a lot of change to personalities. It's such a cruel illness and it affects not only the person who has it but also the family around.

"Without the support of the charity, Huntington's Disease Association, I wouldn't have been able to cope. They have supported us for years."

The charity provides care and support services for people with the illness while helping to educate families and professionals.

Mrs Gorst met her husband when they were 17-years-old at a village disco in Sedbergh. Together they have three children.

With the 2020 calendar Mrs Gorst is donating all profits from the sale to the charity.

"I wanted to make this calendar not only to raise funds but also to raise awareness about the disease, as it is also a hereditary illness so each child of a parent with Huntington's has a 50 per cent chance of inheriting it," she said. "But it doesn't matter how bad things seem, if you think positively and if you have the support around you, you can get through it, but you need to talk about it."

To buy the calendar visit moorgatefarm.co.uk