A KNUTSFORD model who bared all for mental health charity MIND is celebrating after raising £1,000 for the cause.

Milly Evans, from Richmond Hill, came up with the idea of creating an artistic nude calendar back in November and the 2014 ‘Beauty is a state of MIND’ calendar has been flying off the shelves ever since its release in December.

All proceeds from the £10 calendar go to a cause close to the 25-year-old’s heart - mental health charity MIND – and Milly said the public’s response has been phenomenal.

“It’s gone amazing, I’m so pleased with how much we have raised, but in my opinion the awareness and showing others that it’s nothing to be ashamed of has been priceless,” she said.

The professional hairstylist and model was inspired to do the shoot after experiencing mental health issues first-hand.

Milly, who has suffered from depression, was shocked at the adversity she faced from those ignorant of the issue of mental illness and she wanted to help dispel the stigma.

“It was so scary telling my story but I’m proud of everything I’ve accomplished and I will continue to do further fundraisers like this,” she said.

Milly thanked everyone involved in the project, and in particular sponsors Knutsford Grove Park Garden Services and MSP Building Contractors who ‘helped save the day’.

‘Beauty is a state of MIND’ calendars can be purchased from ebay.com.