Dom’s dates are red hot

Two steamy calendars featuring Calderdale firefighters and even the Mayor are now on sale to raise money for charity.

Red Hot Dates and Red Hot Sirens calendars were the brainchild of Halifax Fire Station Commander, Dom Furby, and have together raised over £100,000 for worthy causes.

Mayor of Calderdale, Coun Lisa Lambert, joined in with the fun and became a red hot siren for the day, posing for photographs inside the town hall.

The 1940s-themed calendar also features women from Crossley Ladies Football Club, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and ladies working for West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service including workforce development advisor, Sarah Gaskin, Emma Greenhalgh from public information, Jo Goode and Holly Stuart in control, not to mention Watch Manager Mick Titmarsh’s other half Helen Lawton.

Mayor of Calderdale, Coun Lisa Lambert, said: “I’m so pleased that I was able to support the charity calendar and become a Red Hot Siren for the day. It’s great that following the success of the men’s calendar, women have got their own version, and I love the vintage feel of the shots.

“The Halifax district of Parkinson’s UK is actually one of my own charities for the year, so I was really happy to be involved and get glammed up for a good cause.”

Each year the calendar supports The Fire Fighters Charity alongside other beneficiaries. For 2016 the men’s calendar will predominantly support Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and The Fire Fighters Charity. The women’s calendar will support Parkinson’s UK, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Heartbeat of Sport and The Fire Fighters Charity.

Station Commander Dom Furby said: “We are incredibly proud of the calendars’ achievements.

“The men’s calendar has been hugely popular in the past, raising £17,000 alone last year, but we hope to top that this year!

The women’s calendar has returned after a year off and we have tried something new by giving it a 1940s theme and we are really pleased with the result.”

A charity 1940s night is being held on Friday, November 6, at The Maven Cocktail Bar in Leeds as one of the launch events.

The event starts at 7.30pm and tickets, costing £5, can be bought from 07715314584.

The men’s calendar can be bought via www.redhotdates.co.uk whilst the women’s calendar can be bought via the Red Hot Sirens Facebook page www.facebook.com/redhotsirens