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Ready, set, GO for TTOM Charity Challenge<p>City of Cape Town firefighting duo, Jermaine Carelse and Renaldo Duncan are putting the finishing touches to their training for Sunday's race.</p><p>They hope to cross the finish line before the cut-off of 3 hours 30 minutes, and raise some much needed funds for the Volunteer Wildfire Services (VWS) in the process.</p><p>The firefighters will be easy to spot, in their full firefighting gear and a 10-kilogram self-containing breathing apparatus.</p><p>This year, VWS firefighters Liam Gannon and Steve Akester will join their City counterparts, and wearing their firefighting gear, in support of the cause.<br></p><p><span></span></p><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/TTOM%201.jpg" alt="" style="width:802px;" /></figure>​​'The Two Oceans is such a special event, and this initiative just adds another layer to the day. I want to encourage the public to come out along the route and support all the runners, and also give our firefighters the boost they need to cross the finish line. Even more important, please go find the VWS website or social media channels, and hit that donate button. Every little bit helps, and we appreciate those who've already opened their hearts and wallets to the cause,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.<div><br><p></p><p>Donations to the VWS can be made directly via the website, <a href="http://www.vws.org.za/">www.vws.org.za</a> or through their social media pages. </p><p>Facebook <a href="https://www.facebook.com/VolunteerWildfireServices">https://www.facebook.com/VolunteerWildfireServices</a></p><p>Instagram handle: @vwsfires</p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p></div>2024-04-10T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#c9a37481-28d8-4326-8fb2-8171e2dd5ce8;L0|#0c9a37481-28d8-4326-8fb2-8171e2dd5ce8|Fire and Rescue Service;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GPP|#d37f038d-719f-45ff-b7c1-e8bb0119e4c4;GP0|#3bd13869-3207-4532-9db7-a4ca95867a50;L0|#03bd13869-3207-4532-9db7-a4ca95867a50|JP Smith;GPP|#3f57ea8a-3adb-4a8f-bb3a-0a20a62c7fe9;GP0|#fe214599-8cd9-4d96-8745-6b56c8946f66;L0|#0fe214599-8cd9-4d96-8745-6b56c8946f66|two oceans marathon10

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