‘Rhino Run’ nets R24500 for PAWS

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THE 2017 Rhino Run was a great suc­cess, rais­ing R24 500 through the sale of tick­ets, for the cof­fee and boere­wors stand, and the “win a lamb” raf­fle. The pro­ceeds raised have been do­nated to PAWS.

PAWS is an African Wildlife Fund. Rhino and ele­phant poach­ing have reached epi­demic proportions in Africa, and PAWS is here to try and help fight the scourge.

PAWS is a non-profit, non-gov­ern­ment as­sisted or­gan­i­sa­tion based in the East­ern Cape. It was formed in Novem­ber 2011 to as­sist in the rais­ing of funds to­wards the pro­tec­tion of Africa’s wildlife.

“The main fo­cus of the foun­da­tion has been, in re­cent months, the sup­ply of both fund­ing and equip­ment i.e. rhino mon­i­tor­ing equip­ment as well as anti-poach­ing equip­ment for var­i­ous re­serves in the East­ern Cape,” Rhino Run or­gan­iser, Megan Kumm said .

“This year’s funds raised from the Rhino Run will be do­nated to the Hoed­spruit En­dan­gered Species Cen­tre and the Kar­iega anti-poach­ing unit – both of which are de­serv­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions,” she said.

If any­one would like to do­nate or help any way to­wards this foun­da­tion, please con­tact Gavin De Lange (founder of PAWS) on 076-801-6888, or e-mail him at paws4africa@gmail.com For any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on PAWS, please visit their web­site at www.pawafricaw­ildlife­funds.co.za

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

GOOD GES­TURE: The funds raised from the Rhino Run was handed over to PAWS founder Gavin De Lange, right, by Ash­mel Su­per­spar owner, Deli­cia McNa­mara

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