Australian firefighters pose with animals for charity in the new 2021 calendar
The Australian fire brigade calendar is now an important tradition which has been in production since 1993. It is a charity project, which aims to provide concrete help to the Children's Hospital Foundation, an organization that raises funds for research on childhood burns. Since the project started, over $3.2 million has been raised for various charities and, of course, 2021 also needs the right amount of shirtless firefighters posing with cute little animals! In particular, this year's proceeds will also be dedicated to local wildlife, tragically affected by recent fires.
Would you buy it?
Participating in the calendar is in some ways a great honor, so much so that every year hundreds of Australian firefighters submit their applications to take part. In the end, only 24 are chosen to be photographed and even then it is not certain that the successful candidates will be able to have a decent enough photo taken. In short, the selection process seems tough!
In any case, everything is organized and put in motion for a just cause. The animals that firefighters pose with in the photos are all from shelters, or are therapy animals which have helped children with autism in the past.
A photo shoot like this is certainly not easy and takes a long time. This year, for example, took all of 17 days.
The animals are all on their best behavior, as if, in a sense, they know they are being photographed. They get along very well with the firemen with whom they pose for photos, so much so that many of them are eventually adopted.
Particular attention was given, for the year of 2021, to Australian wildlife, which suffered terrible moments during 2020 and 2019, due to the bush fires which raged and devastated Australian territory.
They all seem perfectly at ease!
If you decide to buy it, you know it will be for a good cause!