Rhino poaching:10 sa women to run a marathon to raise R1 mln for the Tusk foundation

2012-04-21 00:00

TEN ordinary South African women are hoping to do something extraordinary — raise R1 million for the Tusk Foundation to help it combat rhino poaching.

Running under the banner of Celebrate Life 2012, Cherry Armstrong, Lara Plumtree, Cheryl Burger, Catrina King, Nicole da Silva, Janine Boyes, Mandy Hughes, Debbie Reynolds, Bea Janse Van Rensburg and Megan Harris will be either walking or running the 21 km Lewa Marathon in the Kenyan bush in June.

They will be flying out on May 28 to join an estimated 1 000 competitors from around the world.

There is a growing concern about the increase in poaching across the whole of Africa and in SA alone more than 448 rhinos were killed in 2011 by poachers.

To help them reach their target of R1 million, Celebrate Life 2012 is hosting a wine auction at Kings Park Rugby Stadium on May 17, and a rat race in Glenashley towards the end of the month. Celebrate Life 2012 would also welcome more corporate sponsors.

Anyone interested in making a donation can do so by logging on to www.virgin moneygiving.com

This online charity fundraising website has a sponsorship form for Celebrate Life 2012 and those who make a pledge are assured of the money going directly to the cause.

You can also deposit money into Celebrate Life 2012’s bank account. Use the following details: FNB Durban North; branch code 220426; account number 62347801765.

• For more information phone Cherry at 082 440 1730 or visit www.facebook.com/pages/Celebrate-Life-2012

• For more information about the Tusk Trust and the various projects they are involved in, visit www.tusk.org

• arts@witness.co.za

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