Selby's Blue Watch Bare All for Calendar
7:54am 2nd November 2012
(Updated 8:10am 2nd November 2012)
A group of firemen from Selby have come up with an innovative way to raise money for charity and get people thinking about fire safety in the run up to bonfire night.
The firemen say they are shocking people into thinking about it by baring all and are looking for more support.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s Selby Blue Watch tell Minster FM they have stripped off for a raunchy 2013 Calendar in an attempt to get over some serious messages to the public.
Adding that each page, which will be sponsored, will carry a serious fire safety message from the ‘Fireman of the month’.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s Selby Blue Watch say their messages include:
Nick says “Build your bonfire downwind and well away from buildings trees and other flammable materials”
Tony says: “Never smoke in bed, if you need to lie down don’t light up. You could doze off and set your bed on fire”.
Remember to have correctly fitted smoke alarms in your home and test every week: Lee says “test it Tuesday”
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s Selby Blue Watch also say the Calendars are raising money for the charity which is close to their hearts.
Laidlaw Worthy from Blue Watch says: “We now need support from local people and businesses to sponsor us. For the last two years we have raised more than £9,000 for Macmillan. Cancer has affected almost all of us at some time or other. We all know someone who has died from cancer, or someone whose life has been affected. This cause is really important to us.”
Firefighter Lee Adkin recently lost his father to cancer.
Laidlaw explained: “When Lee’s dad was poorly, he was overwhelmed with the help and support from the Macmillan nurses and the relief support which they received. The nurses went above and beyond to make his father comfortable in his last days and provided the care he needed for him to stay at home during his final weeks.
“This has inspired and motivated us to help raise money for Macmillan and give back as much as we can so that other families can benefit from this amazing cause.
“This, combined with seeing local people’s lives lost and ruined by losing their homes or businesses, has inspired us to ‘Bare’ all in the flesh.
“We also wanted to share our knowledge and advice on fire and road safety tips to help the people in our community and North Yorkshire.”
The firefighters say they are now looking for local people and businesses to support them by sponsoring a page of the new Calendar.
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