May day for firefighter
THINGS have heated up recently and not just with the weather.
Como firefighter Mark Friend will be gracing the walls around Perth as the cover man and Mr May in the 2015 Perth Firefighter’s Calendar.
The calender will help fundraise for Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation to support the PMH Burns Unit.
The annual firefighter’s calendar has raised more than $500,000 for the foundation to support the Burns Unit at PMH over the past seven years.
This year funds will go towards the purchase of a Lumenis Carbon Dioxide Laser, which will be used for patients with significant hypertrophic burns scarring.
PMH Foundation chief executive Denys Pearce said the foundation was “enormously grateful” to the firies who put their bodies on the line to raise money for children.
“With more than 5000 burns outpatient appointments each year at PMH, the new equipment funded by the Firefighter’s Calendar will make a significant difference to the quality of life of a huge number of children in WA,” he said.
■ Calendars are available online at www.pmhfoundation.com or from the Volunteer’s Kiosk at PMH.
Mark Friend is Mr May.