Two experienced firemen, dressed in their full gear, will take on the Two Oceans Half Marathon in Cape Town on Sunday.
This will be the second time that Jermaine Carelse and Renaldo Duncan will take on the long road of 21.1 km to raise money for the Volunteer Wildfire Service.
Carelse has been a firefighter for the past 22 years and is currently the division commander of the Goodwood fire station. Duncan has been a firefighter for the past 13 years and works at the Sir Lowry’s Pass fire station.
The men’s goal is to jog the 21.1 km in under two and a half hours, even if they have to do it with the heavy equipment they carry daily to fight fires.
JP Smith, mayoral committee member for safety in the Cape Metro Council, says he and his team are extremely proud of Carelse and Duncan.
“Our staff members make us so proud. This is just an example of individuals who go out of their way for a good cause,” says Smith.
“I want to wish Jermaine and Renaldo the best of luck for the adventure ahead. It is not an easy task that lies before them, but I have full confidence in their ability.”
Smith also encourages members of the public to make a donation to the Volunteer Wildfire Service.
“The organization is non-profit and is an incredible partner for various fire agencies. Every little bit helps to support them.”
Donations can here be made. Also follow up on the organization Facebook.
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