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Australia Birds of Australia calendar by Rockhampton Rotary's Keith Ireland raises $250,000 for cancer research

04:15  02 december  2020
04:15  02 december  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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a person holding a stuffed toy posing for the camera: Keith Ireland has produced 11 editions of the Birds of Australia calendar, raising more than $250,000. (ABC Capricornia: Erin Semmler) © Provided by ABC Health Keith Ireland has produced 11 editions of the Birds of Australia calendar, raising more than $250,000. (ABC Capricornia: Erin Semmler)

When Keith Ireland first picked up a camera 50 years ago, he never imagined his hobby would change lives. But when the keen photographer was diagnosed with cancer in 2007, he saw an opportunity to do just that.

Over the past decade, Mr Ireland, now 81, has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for cancer research by producing an annual bird calendar through the Rockhampton North Rotary Club.

"Up until present day, which is counting the new calendar, we've raised more than $250,000," Mr Ireland said.

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When the former teacher, who lives in Yeppoon with his wife, joined a growing group of cancer fighters, he wanted to be proactive.

"One of the fellows said one night, just out of passing comment, that we had a football team of cancer sufferers in our club," he said.

"Someone else said we should do some sort of project, which is what I was thinking of doing … and I came up with the idea of a calendar."

An idea takes flight

In 2010, the first Birds of Australia calendar went on sale.

Since then, the club has donated proceeds to the Royal Brisbane Hospital Foundation Cancer Research Centre and GenesisCare, which specialises in the delivery of cancer care to patients.

"Every year we present the cheque that we've raised and Dr Mike Fay [from GenesisCare] comes up and tells us what the money has been spent on and what sort of things they've done with it," Mr Ireland said.

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"I think it's a great thing because everybody knows … how much we've helped."

'I've always enjoyed it'

Mr Ireland photographed his first bird while teaching at a school in Callide Valley, near Biloela in Central Queensland.

"The children called out to me and said, 'Come over here and have a look at this', and there was a frogmouth sitting his head up," he said.

"I waited until the children had gone, took a photo of it and thought, 'This is nice, I like this.'

"I sent it away and everybody liked it, so that started me off and I've been going ever since then."

Mr Ireland, who went on to become a photography teacher, said being able to give something back to the community through his passion was fulfilling.

"I've always enjoyed photography," he said.

"[Photographing birds is] a challenge and also a lovely subject.

"It's the shot that you wait for and sometimes it doesn't happen — other times it does."

Uncertain road ahead

Unfortunately, Mr Ireland's cancer has returned, so his own battle continues.

"I'd love it if they could tell us, 'Look we've now found a cure for cancer'," he said.

"I know there's all different sorts of cancers and that's the problem as well."

Mr Ireland said he would continue to spread joy through his photographs and contribute to the search for a cure for as long as he could.

"It's been a bit more difficult this year because, with COVID, we can't go to groups and talk to them and show them … but still, it's going really well at the moment," he said.

"We get such great support from everybody."

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