GIFT IDEA: Justin Bygrave selling the calendar in Kingaroy Shoppingworld.
GIFT IDEA: Justin Bygrave selling the calendar in Kingaroy Shoppingworld. Tobi Loftus

Calendar turns up the heat for charity

FIREFIGHTERS are turning up the heat in South Burnett households with the release of the 2018 Firefighters Calendar.

Australian Fighterfighters Calendar co-ordinator Justin Bygrave was in Kingaroy this week to sell the popular calendars.

"It's one of the iconic calendars of Australia,” Mr Bygrave said.

"Since its inception in 1993 the Australian Firefighters Calendar has donated over $2million to our nominated charities, over $1million in the last two years alone.

"It's not just a calendar that looks good, it does good too.”

Three Queensland-based charities will benefit from funds from the 2018 calendar, including the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital burns unit, Australia Zoo's Wildlife Warriors and Mates4Mates, a program helping current and ex-service men and women.

Mr Bygrave said this was the fourth year he had sold calendars in Kingaroy.

"The local community out here is brilliant with their generosity and support,” he said.

"They're good with their yarns as well.

"It's a beautiful country atmosphere.”

The firies will be in town selling the calendar at Kingaroy Shoppingworld until Saturday. They will also return the week before Christmas.

The calendar is also available online at australianfirefighters calendar.com.

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