Christmas got here early
As if their annual shirtless calendars or their new shirtless firefighter pillowcases weren’t sufficient to get you thru the previous eight unpredictable, tumultuous, shitty months, the Australian firefighters are again with one more reward: a virtually four-minute lengthy video exhibiting the suspender-wearing heroes petting, cuddling, and cradling Santa Claus hat-wearing rescue pups and kittens as pretend snow falls ever-so-gently onto their presumably freshly waxed our bodies and as they wave and blow kisses to the digital camera. And the perfect half? The early Christmas reward is ready to a canopy model of Mariah Carey’s vacation hit, “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” sung by Diamond White.
“Merry Christmas from the Australian Firefighters Calendar,” the firefighters write.
The video follows the Australian Firefighters releasing the aforementioned bed room merchandise (the pillowcases) and their annual shirtless calendar, which raises cash for a number of worthy animal charities, Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital, the place they’re constructing Australia’s first cellular Wildlife hospital.
“Everyone at the Australian Firefighters Calendar decided that all our efforts needed to be focused on Australian Wildlife this year,” says David Rogers, Australian Firefighters calendar director.
“No one was left unaffected watching our precious wildlife trying to escape from the bushfires, and the loss of wildlife is beyond comprehension,” he provides.
Funds raised from the 2021 Animal Lovers Calendar, particularly, will assist injured wildlife from the latest wildfires in Australia, which misplaced an estimated 1 billion animals final yr and thru early 2020. And funds raised from the cat and canine calendars this yr, which photographed rescued animals this yr, will go to rescue organizations comparable to Safe Haven Animal Rescue and All Breeds Canine Rescue. Other beneficiaries embody Australian Seabird Rescue, Native Animal Rescue, Wildcare Inc., RACQ, Rural Aid, and Kids with Cancer Foundation.
“After fighting the fires and witnessing the suffering of the wildlife, my crew and I felt compelled to do more,” says Cameron Simpson, Fire Rescue New South Wales main firefighter. “We donated money to care for a koala called Anwen and after seeing first-hand the work carried out by the volunteers at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, our perspective on the protection of our wildlife has been changed forever.”
Last yr, calendar gross sales helped Currumbin Wildlife Hospital pay for brand new tools and provides for almost six months, throughout which head vet Dr. Michael Pyne and his crew helped save koalas, wombats, kangaroos, and birdlife.
“The support from the donations the calendar provided were vital through the bushfires, supplies were very limited and the injection of funds from the calendar helped save many animals,” Dr. Pyne says.
Now in its twenty eighth yr, the Australian Firefighters Calendar has raised greater than $3.2 million for numerous charities.
So, what are you ready for? Press play on the Australian Firefighters’ Christmas video and drop a pillowcase and calendar (or two) into your digital cart and assist a corporation in want this vacation season.