Kirstenbosch Lions Club awards Louis Volks Award

Firefighter Willem Hendrik "Bees' Marais's wife, Jackie - Kirstenbosch Lions Club

Firefighter Willem Hendrik “Bees’ Marais’s wife, Jackie, accepts the Louis Volks Award from Kirstenbosch Lions Club president Sundru Pillay. Photo courtesy of the Cape Argus.

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The Kirstenbosch Lions Club awarded the Louis Volks Award to the late Willem Hen­drik “Bees” Marais. Marais and other fire­fight­ers who bat­tled the blaze that rav­aged the area four months ago were hon­oured by the Kirsten­bosch Lions Club on Satur­day (18 July 2015).

Marais was a free­lance he­li­copter pi­lot for Work­ing on Fire and died in March when he was forced to make an emer­gency land­ing while battling fires that de­stroyed over 5 000 hectares of land.

His wife Jackie accepted the Louis Volks Award given to acknowledge her husband’s work.

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