Sir George went to Andover Nursing Home to launch their 2007 Calendar, with proceeds going to the Alzheimers Society and to Breast Cancer Care.
"Two members of staff at the home, Stacey Talbot and Rachel Long, had the idea of raising money for these charities by following the example of the WI. They persuaded enough of their colleagues, and the Matron - Martin Watt - to join in, and for £5 I have bought the first copy."
The Nursing Home persuaded local firms generously to sponsor the costs of publishing 2000 calendars, so all the proceeds go to the two charities. Calendars can be got from the Nursing Home in Weyhill Road, next to Rookwood School.
"They have done this very tastefully, and I believe the inevitable risks involved in an enterprise like this have been well worth while."