The Australian Firefighters Calendar was established in 1993 to support the Children’s Hospital Foundation, providing funds for research into childhood burns. It’s raised over $3.2 million for various charities.
Now in its 28th year, the world’s most popular calendar is back for 2021. And after the year we’ve all had, the Australian Firefighters Calendar is certainly a sight for sore eyes.
This year the 2021 calendars will be donating to the native animal charities that are vital to supporting the fragile wildlife.
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2019 and early 2020 was a particularly devastating time, and the world grieved with Australia as we suffered through catastrophic bushfires, and an estimated loss of 1 billion animals from our diverse native wildlife. While the fires may have gone, the destroyed bushland has made it impossible for many of the displaced wildlife to return to their natural habitat.
“No one was left unaffected watching our precious wildlife trying to escape from the bushfires, and the loss of wildlife is beyond comprehension. Everyone at the Australian Firefighters Calendar decided that all our efforts needed to be focussed on Australian Wildlife this year”.
David Rogers – Director – Australian Firefighters Calendar
This year the popular Animal Lovers Calendar will be more important than ever. The 2021 Animal Lovers Calendar will play a vital role in treating injured wildlife from the recent fires. Funds from last year’s 2020 calendar helped pay for new equipment and supplies as for nearly 6 months, Dr Michael Pyne and his team of vets and volunteers worked around the clock to save streams of koalas, wombats, kangaroos and birdlife.
“Every year, hundreds of firefighters from around Australia submit photos to be part of the calendar photoshoot, but only 24 are chosen to come to the photoshoot on the Gold Coast,” explained David Rogers, the director of the Australian Firefighters Calendar. But even then there is no guarantee that the photo will be included in the calendar.
David explained that all of the animals seen in the photos are provided by the local refuge charities. “They will bring dogs, puppies, kittens, and cats. We also use therapy horses who have helped autistic children and adults suffering from mental illness,” explained the director. “And we use Australian Wildlife from the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and Sanctuary. Ducklings, alpacas, goats, and lams, we have every animal you can think of at the photoshoot.” There have even been cases where the firefighters bonded with the animals so well, they ended up adopting them!
“No one was left unaffected watching our precious wildlife trying to escape from the bushfires, and the loss of wildlife is beyond comprehension,” explained David. “Everyone at the Australian Firefighters Calendar decided that all our efforts needed to be focused on Australian Wildlife this year.” This year’s calendar will be raising funds to support native animal charities that are crucial to supporting the wildlife.
All the pictures and info on how to get the calendar are here. These are great to give as gifts or to hang on your fridge!