Mr Pelucchi to star in charity calendar for Sheffield’s emergency museum

A famous furry fundraiser Mr Pelucchi has collaborated with Sheffield's National Emergency Museum (NESM) for a charity calendar that will benefit its work during lockdown.

Thursday, 26th November 2020, 8:01 am

The 'Lending a Paw' calendar, which stars the three-legged pup Yorkshire terrier , will feature a number of NESM's vintage vehicles as well as staff and volunteers from the museum.

In a statement, NESM said the proceeds from the calendar will go toward the museum while supporting the mental health and wellbeing of emergency workers during these tough times.

In an exclusive interview, Mr Pelucchi said: "2020 haves been an awfully tough year for lots of peoples and our emergency services haves worked tirelessly throughout, making untold sacrifices on a daily basis to keep us all as safest as pawsibles.

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Mr Pelucchi will be featured in a charity calendar. Picture by Sandie Powner Photography.

“I did wants to helps gives somefinks back to all the 999 emergency services and essential workers."

Mr Pelucchi, also known as the 'Barkshire firefighter', is a 10-year-old Yorkshire Terrier who was born with a deformed front paw which was eventually amputated.

He became an honorary firefighter in 2016 after a visit to his local fire station in Maidenhead and has since become a well-known face on social media for his work promoting fire and water safety.

Matthew Wakefield, the museum's chief executive officer said: "We were lucky enough to meet Mr Pelucchi last year and I think it's fair to say he had us eating out of his paw! So we're very honoured that he's chosen us to benefit from his calendar this year."

The calendar is available from NESM's online shop at www.visitnesm.org.uk/shop or at www.mrpelucchi.co.uk/myshop/