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Cohen’s back for 2021

Saturday, 7th November, 2020

From left: Cohen Turner with CWA members Lorraine Kuerschner, Kathleen Gilby, Vicki Schiply and Fiona Hotchin and their Australian Firefighter Calendars. PICTURE: Tom Seward From left: Cohen Turner with CWA members Lorraine Kuerschner, Kathleen Gilby, Vicki Schiply and Fiona Hotchin and their Australian Firefighter Calendars. PICTURE: Tom Seward

By Emily Ferguson

Firefighter Cohen Turner has again been selected for four of the 2021 Australian Firefighter Calendars and he donated the money earnt from featuring in the calendars to the Country Women’s Association. 

For each time a firefighter is featured in the calendar they get a sum of money, from last year’s photoshoot Cohen featured three times in the 2020 calendar and this time around he will feature four times in the 2021 calendars.

The Australian Firefighter’s Calendar photoshoot this year took place in August on the Gold Coast.

“It was really good it was the same as last year like the photoshoot is the fun part and this is the rewarding part, getting to see where the money goes and how the money makes a difference, especially to my local community because I’m able to spend it within the local community,” said Cohen. 

Cohen decided to partake in the calendar for a second year because of the opportunities that it brings.

“So last year I was able to donate $1500 to the Menindee Water Run that helped supply Wilcannia with new water filters and this year obviously gives me the opportunity to donate $2000 to the CWA (Country Women’s Association) in Tibooburra so it’s the good that comes out of being able to do the calendar that I really enjoy,” he said. 

“Well Tibooburra has had a hard time with the drought over the last couple of years and obviously COVID came through and I donated to Wilcannia last year, so I thought I’d work my way around the region and Tibooburra was next on my list, so I guess I’ll work my way around the region again next year and donate somewhere else.”

Country Women’s Association Treasurer Kathleen Gilby said they are very grateful for Cohen’s donation for their annual Christmas Tree for the children of Tibooburra and the wider region because they can do a lot with that amount of money. 

“We feel that Cohen has been very generous with his donation and it will be used for the Christmas Tree for gifts for the children,” she said. “We’re also looking at because of the COVID-19 restrictions and that we can’t have a party so we’re looking at making up hampers for everybody so that they still have that little bit extra. 

Cohen plans on participating in the Australian Firefighter Calendar again next year. 

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