PUT OUT THE FIRE: Justin Bygrave and Hugh Simmonds are looking for support in fundraising for the Children's Hospital Foundation Burns Unit by selling their 2015/2016 calendar. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
PUT OUT THE FIRE: Justin Bygrave and Hugh Simmonds are looking for support in fundraising for the Children's Hospital Foundation Burns Unit by selling their 2015/2016 calendar. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

Book a date with a firefighter

GIVING up his time to hit the road for three months and support a great cause is exactly what Justin Bygrave has decided to do for the second year in a row.

The Toowoomba business owner left work and family behind to help sell the 2015/2016 Firefighters calendars across the state.

He and firefighter Hugh Simmonds are in Bundaberg until Saturday.

"I volunteer to help raise funds for the Children's Burns Unit," Mr Bygrave said.

"I believe if we're able to help kids who are victims of serious fires have a better life and a quicker recovery, then that's what we should do," he said.

Mr Bygrave said the support from the people of Bundaberg had been fantastic.

"The support has been overwhelming," he said.

Funds raised will also go to Mate4Mates, another charity Mr Bygrave said was doing great work.

"It supports wounded defence force personnel recovering from physical injuries and psychological injuries," he said.

To pick up a calendar, head to Sugarland Shoppingtown outside Woolworths before 11am on Saturday.



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