Rhinos: Cop goes a long way for dive

2012-08-18 00:00

BELINDA Eacher has gone through a big transformation to save rhinos.

The police captain from Kokstad has lost 16 kg to take part in the Skydive for Rhinos campaign this weekend at Angel’s Way airfield at Eston.

Over 100 South Africans, including 20 KZN conservation leaders, are taking part in the second event of this national campaign.

Eacher said the idea behind the dive came when she made a vow after she turned 40. She reached her goal weight after four months.

Principals, teachers and pupils from six of the province’s top schools have also volunteered to take a 10 000 feet leap in support of the campaign, which aims to raise R10 million.

There will also be a R300 000 cheque handover by the Put Foot Rally Foundation.

To make a donation or for more information go to www.skydive4rhinos.org or contact the organisers on 033 342 2844 or funding@projectafrica.com.

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