Barnsley firefighters turn up the heat at sizzling shoot

Firefighters Iain McDonald, Stephen Osborne, Phil Brookes and Carl Fothergill with Trisha's friends Jan Swift and Lauren Minto.
Firefighters Iain McDonald, Stephen Osborne, Phil Brookes and Carl Fothergill with Trisha's friends Jan Swift and Lauren Minto.
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FIREFIGHTERS ditched their uniforms to strip off for a charity calendar when other models pulled out.

Crews agreed to the saucy shoot when Trisha Binney contacted her local fire station, after some of the models due to appear in a calendar for the Teenage Cancer Trust let her down at the 11th hour.

Trisha, from Dodworth, Barnsley, is trying to raise £3,000 for the charity after her 17-year-old son Daniel got the all clear after being diagnosed with cancer last year.

Her plea for help was answered by four firefighters from Cudworth and Barnsley fire stations – and now, with the photos all taken, she needs to raise £1,000 to cover the printing costs before the calendars can go on sale.

She said: “The firefighters were absolutely fantastic agreeing to help us out at the last minute. We’ve had all the photos done and they look great.

“I’m now appealing to any local businesses to donate so we can cover the cost of printing the calendar. I have raised £300 so far through sponsorship so if there are any Barnsley businesses who’d also like to help an extremely worth cause please get in touch.”

Crew manager Ade Bell, from Cudworth fire station, said: “They allhad such a laugh on the photo shoot and were delighted to help with what is a fantastic cause.

“It was the first time any of them have done something like this and I will have a good chuckle at the photos when the calendar comes out.”

Trisha’s son Daniel was diagnosed with cancer in August last year and has undergone successful treatment at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield.

Trish added: “I was just desperate to give something back. I’ve already done a charity walk and an entertainment night for Weston Park, which raised almost £2,000.”

Email trishbinney@hotmail.com for details to donate.