A call to move from caring to doing

2019-09-18 06:00
Wayne Bolton, Brandon Booth, Shaun Vorster, Craig Mittens and Daniel Bolton on the road to Addo.Photo:NIKKI BOLTON

Wayne Bolton, Brandon Booth, Shaun Vorster, Craig Mittens and Daniel Bolton on the road to Addo.Photo:NIKKI BOLTON

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ONE Land Love It NPC, a locally born and run non-profit company, is excited to launch the #OLLIMove for World Rhino Day.

World Rhino Day is celebrated on September 22 every year. This special day provides the opportunity for cause-related organisations and members of the public to celebrate rhinos in their own unique ways.

On Sunday, September 22, the organisation is extending a call to action.

“We hope to collaborate with people all over the world in this call to action for our rhino. The time to care has passed and we need to move with urgency from caring to doing. Please help us to spread the word and let’s get as many people as possible ‘moving’ for our rhino,” said ONE Land Love It NPC founder, Wayne Bolton.

Bolton is well known for his epic cycle of 8 000km around South Africa over two expeditions in 2016 and 2017, accomplished in three and a half months, averaging 100 km per day for rhino conservation.

Explaining the launch, Bolton said, “All it requires is for you to move.

“Small steps accomplish greater things, but you have to take the first step. Start by doing whatever activity you enjoy on World Rhino Day – walk, hike, run, swim, cycle, yoga, dance, just move. We are inviting anyone who has a heart for change, a desire to make a difference and to take a stand, to collaborate with others who share the same goals as #OLLIMove.”

Donations are optional but if you choose to donate this will be directed to one of the rhino conservation projects which include supporting rhino calves and organisations pursuing wildlife crime/anti-poaching initiatives.

Participants can log their distance and time under The OLLI Club on Strava (a free app/to count you must log on the closest activity to run /ride/swim) or fill in the short form on www.move.oneland.co.za.

For those in PE, various informal moves will be starting from the car park outside Wayne Pfeiffer’s bicycle shop, next to McDonald’s, Humewood at 08:00, with people engaging in various activities such as cycling, swimming, running and walking and even dancing at their own pace and determining their own distance.

A group of hikers will be leaving at the same time from SANParks, Zuurburg and participants are welcome to join them.

“The #OLLIMove in PE is not an organised event but an opportunity for like-minded people to join others and engage in an activity for conservation,” said Bolton.

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