Two City of Cape Town fire fighters raise over R20k after running Two Oceans in full gear for NPO
Two City of Cape Town fire fighter officials, Jermaine Carelse and Renaldo Duncan competed in fire fighting gear in Sunday's Two Oceans Half-Marathon race. The duo participated in the marathon to raise funds for the fire fighting non-profit organisation, Volunteer Wildfire Services in Cape Town. Carelse and Duncan each have years of experience in fire fighting.
The City's Mayoral member for Safety and Security, JP Smith said this was a proud moment for the city. "Both fire fighters crossed the finish line in the time of two hours and 41 minutes. An amazing feat that has earned the respect of all that and they've demonstrated the dedication and endurance of what it truly means to be a fire fighter."
Smith added the initiative seemed to be an impossible challenge. "Jermaine Carelse and Renaldo Duncan started running the Two Oceans 21-kilometre half marathon but in their full fire gear; jackets and helmets. Their action has brought much attention which they wanted to use in their effort to raise funds for the Volunteer Wildfire Services."
Meanwhile, the campaign had up until Sunday raised more than R20 000.
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