EVS gets new wheels

The Emergency Volunteer Services crew with Craig Hinds from Watershed at back, and Davin Chown, far right. In front are Colin Burke, Marge Upfold and Bev Frieslich.

A quiz evening to raise funds for the Noordhoek base will be held on Tuesday June 5 at Cafe Roux, from 6pm till 10pm.

VWS, a group of some 250 volunteer wildland firefighters, deploy from four fire bases – Newlands, Jonkershoek, South Peninsula and Grabouw – to provide much-needed support to the likes of CapeNature, Table Mountain National Park, Overberg District Municipality and Winelands District Municipality.

With the exception of a full-time employed general manager, the VWS is staffed, run and managed by committed people who all have day jobs.

Aregisterednon-profit organisation, the VWS relies on the support of the communities it serves, to be able to do what it does best: fight wildland fires.

The proceeds of the quiz evening will be donated to the VWS to help fund set-up and operational costs at the new base. There will be good food, fun and entertainment, interspersed with the intriguing tale of how the VWS came into being at the quiz night.

Tickets, which include dinner, are available at R250 on Webtickets.