Fireys turn up heat

POP­U­LAR CAL­EN­DAR A SIZZLER

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS - So­phie Moore

BEL­MONT is head­ing for a red-hot 2017 – and not just the weather – with the re­turn of the siz­zling 2017 Perth Fire­fight­ers Cal­en­dar fea­tur­ing lo­cal fire­fight­ers Phil Birch and Brett Jones.

As June’s poster boys, the duo, based at Perth Air­port, joined 13 fel­low fire­fight­ers who front the cam­era to fundraise for Perth Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion (for­merly PMH Foun­da­tion).

“Rais­ing funds for such a wor­thy cause is some­thing truly spe­cial,” Mr Birch said.

“To be part of the cal­en­dar is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to help the com­mu­nity.”

Mr Jones said he was mo­ti­vated to take on the cal­en­dar chal­lenge af­ter wit­ness­ing the care pro­vided to his son at the hos­pi­tal.

“Giv­ing my time is the least I could do for PMH af­ter the amaz­ing care they pro­vided my son. I’m priv­i­leged to say that I’ve helped PMH pro­vide a much-needed ser­vice to the com­mu­nity, to­day and in the fu­ture,” he said.

Perth Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Denys Pearce said all pro­ceeds from the cal­en­dar would go to­wards sup­port­ing vital re­search and equip­ment at the hos­pi­tal’s Burns Unit, which treats thou­sands of chil­dren from across WA each year.

“Over the past nine years, our part­ner­ship with the Perth Fire­fight­ers Cal­en­dar has helped raise more than $850,000, which is a huge suc­cess and tes­ta­ment to the pas­sion and com­mit­ment that the fire­fight­ers have for sup­port­ing chil­dren,” he said.

The cal­en­dar is avail­able for $15 from the Vol­un­teers’ Kiosk at PMH, or on­line at https://pchf.org.au.

Perth Air­port fire­fight­ers Phil Birch and Brett Jones fea­ture in the 2017 Fire­fight­ers Cal­en­dar.

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