Tradies trade on their raw appeal

MOST women agree sexy men with their shirts off are hot, but a group of Lismore tradies baring all has proved to be simply irresistible.

All 600 copies of the Lismore’s Tradesmen of the Year nude calendar have sold faster than hotcakes after being released in late October last year.

Calendar organiser and photographer Rod Gibson said calendar sales raised $7250 towards the fundraising effort to secure a positron emission tom- ography scanner for the Lismore Base Hospital.

“My thanks to the brave tradesmen who bared their bodies for a good cause,” he said.

Mr Gibson said the aim of the fundraising effort was to reach $100,000.

“This contribution now means the total now stands at just over $50,000, so we are half-way there,” he said.

Mr Gibson said employers paid for advertising on the same page as their brave employees.

They were: B&T Garages & Sheds, K&K Wilson glazier, Mick Sawtell Electrical, Jim Barnes builder, Wal’s Concreting Service, Leonard Gray Roof Tiling, Rodney Lees Cabinetmaking, JD & LK Bird Plastering, Sidney & Hacking Plumbing, Frigid-Air Air-conditioning, Titan Scaffolding and RJ Britt Painters.

Mr Gibson also praised the many businesses that sold the calendars for ensuring they sold out so fast.



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