James Cook University Vets Uncovered 2018 Calendar raises funds for Burrumbuttock Hay Runners

CAPTURE: James Cook University vet students support the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners this year with their annual Vets Uncovered Calendar. Photo: Vicki (Miller) Pugh.
CAPTURE: James Cook University vet students support the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners this year with their annual Vets Uncovered Calendar. Photo: Vicki (Miller) Pugh.

James Cook University students have launched their annual nude calendar and video that gives an insight into how 2018 Vets Uncovered calendar was shot.

In its third year, Veterinary Science students from Townsville are raising money for their graduation ball and this year’s chosen charity, Burrumbuttock Hay Runners.

About 70 students took part in this year’s calendar, hoping to raise as much money as possible for drought-stricken farmers.

Fourth year Veterinary Science student, Amy Neale, said 10 per cent of the proceeds would go to the Hay Runners.

“If we sell all 1500 copies, we will be able to donate $3000 to the charity,” Ms Neale said.

“Each year we try to chose a charity relevant to us, as rural vet science students. So this year we chose the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners to help them support local farmers.

“Each year Burrumbuttock Hay Runners do a charity run to drought-stricken parts of Queensland and supply feed and produce to farmers who are doing it tough.

“As the drought continues it is definitely relevant to Queensland at the moment, so we wanted to support something close to our hearts and assist farmers.”

The photoshoot was taken at Grass Hut, Charters Towers with photographer Vicki (Miller) Pugh capturing the students on her property.

“We got some beautiful shots around Vicki’s horse stud, on machinery, in the yards, around baby farm animals; so there is a bit of everything,” Ms Neale said.

“These beautiful shots will definitely catches people attention and it was all a bit of fun and in good spirit.

“As our calendar is rural-themed in conjunction with our course and charity, it allows the agriculture industry to be seen in a different, more fulfilling light.

“We are just so happy with the community, university and industry support since we started this process three years ago.

“The support we get each year from vet clinics and industry-based professionals is great and makes it all the more worthwhile.”

The 2018 Vets Uncovered calendar is available for pre-sales and the calendars will be shipped out in October.