The veterinary science students from the University of Sydney have stripped off for their annual charity calendar shoot – this year, all proceeds go to the “We’re For The Bush” appeal to support families, farmers, communities and animals affected by droughts.
According to the Daily Mail, vet students have been taking part in the calendar for 30 years.
Fourth year veterinary bioscience student and media director Matt Clifton told Daily Mail Australia the goal was to spread awareness on one of Australia’s worst impacts among the wider community.
“Australia has been in the grips of the devastating droughts,’ Mr Clifton said.
‘”rought is something we were told about as soon as we started Uni. And a lot of us have come from agricultural backgrounds so we know the impact it has on farmers, their families and the communities.
“Farmers are struggling with options for their livestock so we want to sell as much calendars as we can to help them in times of need.”
The calendar took over two weeks to shoot. “We had to work in between everyone’s classes,” Mr Clifton said.
“About 65 students put their hand up and helped out. Anyone who wanted to be in it, were in it. It was a very exciting day. It was something cheeky and fun for everyone.
“When we had the first photo taken, everyone kind of just looked around and waited for the first person to make a move and take their clothes off,’ he said.
“Overall, I don’t think there were any awkward moments – everyone was quite relaxed. And by the time we shot our last group shot, everyone was just comfortable in their own skin.”