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University of Sydney students strip off for naked calendar for cause ‘close to their hearts’

Vet your kit off! Students strip naked and pose with animals for a cheeky nude calendar to raise money for drought-stricken farmers

  • Students from the University of Sydney stripped bare to raise money for drought-stricken farmers
  • More than 60 trainee veterinary students posed nude for the fundraising calendar 
  •  The photographer hid her subjects’ modesty with strategically placed dogs, pigs, sheep and other animals

Dozens of students from the University of Sydney braved the early spring breeze this month to strip off in the name of a good cause.

A group of trainee vets shed their clothes to pose nude for a charity calendar in aid of New South Wales’ drought-stricken farmers, as the agriculture industry continues to struggle with this years’ ruinous lack of winter rainfall.

Students from the veterinary science course joined together in solidarity and nudity to raise funds for the annual Buy for Bales appeal weeks after the warmest, driest July in 20 years.

Students from the University of Sydney braved the early spring breeze this month to strip off in the name of a good cause

A group of trainee vets shed their clothes to pose nude for a charity calendar

A group of trainee vets shed their clothes to pose nude for a charity calendar

The students looked relaxed as they posed with adorable newborn lambs in the stunning landscape 

The students looked relaxed as they posed with adorable newborn lambs in the stunning landscape 

The group of more than 60 volunteer models wore nothing save mid-rise cowboy boots and mahogany brown hats

The group of more than 60 volunteer models wore nothing save mid-rise cowboy boots and mahogany brown hats

This year’s calendar was shot by award winning Sydney-based photographer Marilu Garozzo, and comes in the wake of Australia’s most intense drought in a almost a century.

Ms Garozzo cleverly hid her subjects’ modesty with strategically placed dogs, pigs, sheep and other farm animals.

The group of more than 60 volunteer models wore nothing save mid-rise cowboy boots and mahogany brown hats.

The artistic images are in aid of New South Wales' drought-afflicted farmers

The artistic images are in aid of New South Wales’ drought-afflicted farmers

This year's calendar was shot by award winning Sydney-based nude photographer Marilu Garozzo

This year’s calendar was shot by award winning Sydney-based nude photographer Marilu Garozzo

Ms Garozzo cleverly hid her subjects modesty with strategically placed dogs, pigs, sheep and other farm animals

Ms Garozzo cleverly hid her subjects modesty with strategically placed dogs, pigs, sheep and other farm animals

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, calendar coordinator and fourth year veterinary student Molly Greentree said the farming appeal was a cause ‘close to their hearts’.

‘What we study as a lot to do with farming so we know first-hand the seriousness of drought and how it can impact our farmers,’ she said.

Ms Greentree said the huge turnout of volunteers for the shoot was testament to the passion felt at the University for drought relief.

The University hope to generate funds of $10,000 for the appeal, which will go towards the delivery of hay and other essential items.

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