Gregg Wehlow bared it all for the 2019 CQ Butcher's Calendar raising money for the Black Dog Institute.
Gregg Wehlow bared it all for the 2019 CQ Butcher's Calendar raising money for the Black Dog Institute. Liam Fahey - LAD Social

Butchers get naked for firefighter-style calendar

THEY may not be firefighters but five Rockhampton butchers have bared all in an exciting photo shoot.

Gregg Wehlow of Dawson Road Butchers, Reggie Brooks of Parkhurst Quality Meats, Kev Brown from Kev Brown's Butchers, Shane Burke of Gracemere Quality Meats and Dave Dwyer of Dwyer Bros. Butchery are all featured in the 2019 CQ Butcher's Calendar.

Taking the idea from firemen's calendars, the butchers are all wearing "little clothes”.

But more importantly, the calendar is raising money for charity.

All takings from the sale of the calendars are going to the Black Dog Institute, to help the fight again depression.

The group of butchers and their partners involved in the calendar.
The group of butchers and their partners involved in the calendar. Liam Fahey - LAD Social

Owner of Dawson Road Butchers, Mr Wehlow said the idea was born when a bunch of them were all sitting around chatting at the CQ Sausage King Competition at the Great Western Hotel earlier in the year.

They were brainstorming ways they could get local butchers back in the spotlight.

"We just wanted to put ourselves out there and get our name on the map,” he said.

The Easter photoshoot: Shane Burek, Gregg Wehlow, Kev Brown, Reggie Brooks and Dave Dwyer.
Shane Burek, Gregg Wehlow, Kev Brown, Reggie Brooks and Dave Dwyer get in the Easter spirit. Liam Fahey - LAD Social

CALENDAR SIGNING:

  • Sunday September 9, 12pm - 3pm
  • Rockhampton Leagues Club
  • Come have a drink and a meal and catch up with the boys

Getting naked for the photographs was a bit nerve-racking as Mr Wehlow said they weren't in the same shape as firemen.

To help there was "a couple of tins of liquid courage”.

Choosing the Black Dog Institute seemed like an obvious choice, as it something that affected everyone.

Gregg Wehlow, Dave Dwyer, Shane Burke and Kev Brown checking out the calendar.
A CUT ABOVE: Butchers Gregg Wehlow, Dave Dwyer, Shane Burke and Kev Brown checking out their calendar for charity. Liam Fahey - LAD Social

If all goes well and it is a success, they may do it again next year and chose a different charity.

The celebrate the calender, a launch will be held on the weekend.

Four of the five butchers will be there to autograph the calendars.

The calendars will be for sale at each of the butchers from Monday, September 10 for $10 each.