KZN Rhino Watch: Contributions near R1 million

2012-11-15 00:00

KZN Rhino Watch was launched just seven weeks ago and funds are already fast approaching the R1 million mark. Donations and pledges are sitting at R908 202.

Over the past week, a nine-year-old boy has donated the R1 000 his parents were to spend on throwing him a birthday party; the money raised at a car run from Ballito to Durban by KZN Car Fanatics — all R12 000 of it — has come in; while the Village Veterinary Clinic in Kloof has also come to the party in a big way.

They’ve raised R6 820 for KZN Rhino Watch after holding a series of weekly raffles of bags of cat and dog food during the month of October. Their clients generously supported them.

One helicopter is already patrolling Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. Since it was deployed there by East Coast Radio, under the banner of KZN Rhino Watch, only one poaching incident has taken place.

The long weekend before that, several were poached.

Meanwhile, in Howick, renowned local sculptor Allen Hallett — in conjunction with Howick Pick n Pay Family Store — will be raffling a limited edition bronze rhino sculpture (pictured above).

This particular white rhino sculpture came into being because of Allen’s strong connection to African wildlife and especially Zululand, where he was a game ranger in the 1970s.

He says this is his way of contributing towards keeping the chopper in the air.

The raffle will run from November 15 through to December 10, when the draw will take place.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.