Cal­en­dar has good cause

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News - Kaylee Martin

SIZ­ZLE into the New Year thanks to the PMH Foun­da­tion’s 2016 fire­fight­ers cal­en­dar. South Perth res­i­dent Greg Moul­ton has posed as Mr Oc­to­ber.

THREE lo­cal fire­fight­ers have turned up the heat to help chil­dren in WA by pos­ing in the hotly-an­tic­i­pated 2016 Perth Fire­fight­ers Cal­en­dar.

Rais­ing funds for the PMH Foun­da­tion, the siz­zling cal­en­dar will once again sup­port the Burns Unit at Princess Mar­garet Hos­pi­tal for Chil­dren.

South Perth res­i­dent Greg Moul­ton, who is Mr Oc­to­ber, said he held the cause close to his heart af­ter spend­ing time at PMH as a child.

“PMH Foun­da­tion is a great char­ity. I’d ac­tu­ally spent a lot of time in PMH when I was very young,” Mr Moul­ton said.

“I had vi­ral menin­gi­tis when I was five months old and spent 10 days there. I also spent two years do­ing speech ther­apy when I was three years old, so it means a lot to us and I do­nate when I can.”

PMH Foun­da­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive Denys Pearce said the Foun­da­tion’s long-stand­ing part­ner­ship with the cal­en­dar had been a huge suc­cess, rais- ing more than $700,000 to help fund equip­ment and re­search at the hos­pi­tal’s Burn Unit over the past eight years.

“The Burns Unit cares for thou­sands of chil­dren from through­out WA each year, so the equip­ment funded by the Fire­fight­ers Cal­en­dar does make a dif­fer­ence for th­ese chil­dren,” he said.

“It sup­ports their re­cov­ery from a burn in­jury.

“We are grate­ful to the 14 fire­fight­ers who have bared their flesh in the name of sup­port­ing kids across WA.”

South Perth fire­fighter Greg Moul­ton (left) with col­league Pat pos­ing for the char­ity cal­en­dar.

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