Rivervale firey sizzles in 2018 Perth Firefighters Calendar


Rivervale firefighter Mark Deering is Mr August in the 2018 Perth Firefighters Calendar, raising money for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Rivervale firefighter Mark Deering is Mr August in the 2018 Perth Firefighters Calendar, raising money for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.

A RIVERVALE firefighter is turning up the heat for the 2018 Perth Firefighters Calendar.

Mark Deering is joining 13 of his colleagues to support Princess Margaret Hospital’s burns unit by participating in this year’s calendar.

Mr Deering said the opportunity to assist the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation to better the lives of children facing tough circumstances was humbling.

“I’m doing this because everyone in Perth has spent time at PMH or knows someone who has, and having the chance to do something fun like this and raise money for such a worthy cause is something I feel very privileged to have the chance to do,” he said.

“It’s a fantastic charity and I’m really happy to see the brigade and so many of my close mates giving their support.”

Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation chief executive Denys Pearce said the Foundation’s long-standing partnership with Perth firefighters has been a huge success, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars over almost a decade to fund equipment and research.

“We’re enormously grateful to all the firefighters involved with the 2018 edition and we extend our sincere thanks to all the fireys involved for their unwavering commitment to helping raise funds for the WA children who need it most,” Mr Pearce said.

Calendars are available for $15 online from shop.pchf.org.au.

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