Burning with desire to help

MAKING HIS DAY: Adcock Homes resident David Hage shows his delight at being one of the recipients of blankets, puzzles and toiletries handed over by Sidwell firefighters shift commander Gerald Abrahams, right, and leading fireman Lionel Pike yesterday. Picture: MIKE HOLMES
MAKING HIS DAY: Adcock Homes resident David Hage shows his delight at being one of the recipients of blankets, puzzles and toiletries handed over by Sidwell firefighters shift commander Gerald Abrahams, right, and leading fireman Lionel Pike yesterday. Picture: MIKE HOLMES

A GROUP of firefighters are challenging their colleagues from other fire departments around Nelson Mandela Bay and also the public to help bring some joy to the elderly.

The Sidwell Fire Department “black shift” spent time with 10 residents at the Elizabeth Stuurman and Adcock homes in Schauderville yesterday, where they also gave each resident a parcel including toiletries, food and other essentials, worth R700.

Firefighters Juan Titus and Saleem Julius came up with the idea to help the community in January and took it to the rest of their team, who came on board with much enthusiasm.

“Solly [Julius] and myself are involved in the biking community, and we do things like the Toy Run so we thought why not help out the people we serve on a daily basis. – Tremaine van Aardt

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