So far, the ‘Skydive for Rhinos’ campaign has raised more than R5.5m for African Conservation Trust’s Rhino Fund.
In the last 5 weeks, Skydiving for Rhinos has taken place in Rustenburg, Polokwane, and in KZN. The first ‘Skydive for Rhinos’ event, held close to JHB at the end July, saw 64 people sign up, raise funds, and made a tandem jump. At the beginning of August, 77 Sports Skydivers came together at The Ranch SkyDiving Boogie and Symposium close to Polokwane and last weekend 75 people made a tandem skydive in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
The next ‘Skydive for Rhinos’ event happens close to Port Elizabeth on the 1st and 2nd September, which will be followed by the Cape Town event on World Rhino Day (22nd September).
Numerous public figures, sporting stars, actors, actresses, models, television and radio personalities, presenters, producers, artists, conservationists, CEOs, directors, foundations, brands and organisations are behind the campaign and participating. Ordinary South Africans from 16 to 77 years of age have come forward to participate.
World renowned ‘Father of FreeFly’ Olav Zipser has also come on board as a Rhino Ambassador and will be participating at the ‘Skydive for Rhinos’ Port Elizabeth and Cape Town events.
This campaign is about ordinary South Africans doing something extraordinary, raising awareness and giving a little of their time to show their support to on-the-ground front-line efforts to save South Africa’s Rhinos from poachers. There are opportunities for Individuals, Celebrities, Groups, Sponsors and Corporates to Participate, Donate, Sponsor and Support.
To register and start raising funds for your ‘Skydive for Rhinos’ email Micah@ProjectAfrica.com. Skydive for Rhinos is not a publicity stunt: it is a serious fundraising and awareness campaign with an international following, conducted by a well-respected South African conservation NGO that allows the ordinary South African citizen to play a role in the rhino poaching crisis and contribute their support to four major anti-poaching needs: anti-poaching equipment, training, surveillance and community interventions. Funds will be distributed nationally.
The African Conservation Trust is a 12 year-old KZN-based conservation charity with a historical footprint of working throughoutSouthern Africa. It is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and a founder member of Project Rhino KZN.
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