Child donates birthday money to rhino

2013-04-09 12:00

(Alexander Joe, AFP)

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Johannesburg – A five-year-old Johannesburg boy has donated R4 000 of his birthday money to the Rhino SA anti-poaching campaign, according to a report on Tuesday.

Bryan Daniels-Fok, whose father is of Chinese origin, told Beeld he had heard from his parents that rhino were being killed for their horns.

"They [poachers] kill the rhinos. We have to save them!"

Mina Daniels-Fok, Bryan's mother, said her son had been very distressed when he heard about the poaching.

"He decided he wanted to help, so we came up with the idea to ask half the people who wanted to give him a gift for his birthday to donate money instead."

Bryan's birthday was on 2 February. Since then he has also asked customers of the family's import company – which manufactures products for pets – to donate money.

"We told people what Bryan wants to do and he's inspired people to get involved," Daniels-Fok snr said.

Bryan last week handed over an amount of R4 090 to Rhino SA at his crèche in Glenvista, south of Johannesburg.

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