Country maids rolled up their sleeves, grabbed sponges and got lathered up for charity yesterday (Sunday). But the action was as squeaky-clean as the vehicles that rolled out of the charity car wash at Bishops Tawton Service Station. Models taking part in a new 2017 charity calendar being produced in aid of North Devon Hospice and North Devon Equine Rehoming spent much of the day up to their elbows in suds. They washed around 20 cars and one tractor during the five-hour stint, raising around £100 for the charities. They are currently part-way through a photoshoot for the Country Maids 2017 calendar being photographed by Braunton-based photographer Matt Fryer and set to go on sale next month. Becca Lambert, 19, from High Bickington said: We have more than 20 local girls taking part in the calendar. Were still shooting but we hope it will go to print by early October and will be available to buy online and in shops in time for Christmas. For more about the calendar and a sneak preview, look for Country Maids 2017 on Facebook.Click here to return to our homepage for more North Devon news.