Firefighters turn up the heat with topless charity calendar
A firefighter from Brigg is among the 12 hunks from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service who have taken their kit off for a charity calendar.
The 2013 Fire Service Calendar will leave you hot under the collar but more importantly it will raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
MND is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones.
This leads to weakness and wasting of muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing.
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There is currently no effective treatment or cure for MND and most patients' life expectancy is between 18 months and five years.
Firefighter Sam Brader, 36, of Brigg, said: "We originally did a photograph as a bit of a laugh for watch manager John Lowden's wife but it turned out to be really fun.
"The shoot itself was great fun and everyone had a really good time, it was very relaxed as you can tell from the picture."
Lisa Blow, branch chair of MND, had the idea of producing the calendar.
She works as station clerk at Cromwell Road fire station, Grimsby and approached Group manager of Humberside fire and rescue, Nick Tharratt with the idea.
Lisa said: "The idea was well received and with willing participants we have been able to put together a fantastic calendar.
"We have had some great support from companies that have sponsored the calendar to help with production costs.
"Considering that no-one has any experience in front of the camera the firefighters look really relaxed and they were all thrilled with the finished photo's."
St Andrews Hospice in Grimsby will also benefit from any sales generated through their shops and reception sales and events. They will receive 25 per cent of the sale.
The hospice gives the branch and MND patients a huge amount of care and support.
Nick Tharratt said: "Our staff were happy to volunteer and assist one of our colleagues with such a worthy cause, that can make such a difference to those individuals and families affected by such a debilitating disease, and we wish Lisa and the charity well in the sale of the calendar."
The calendars are priced at £8.
Payment for calendars at participating retail outlets can be accepted in cash or by cheque made payable to "MNDA".
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