Christ­mas cheer for lo­cal field rangers

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Tam­lyn Jolly

FIELD rangers sta­tioned within the Hluh­luwe-iM­folozi Park (HiP) were ac­knowl­edged for their hard work and long hours when they each re­ceived a Christ­mas ham­per from Spar KZN.

To­gether with Hill­top (Hluh­luwe) and iM­folozi Hon­orary Of­fi­cers, Spar KZN vis­ited var­i­ous ranger camps in HiP and de­liv­ered 190 ham­pers to highly ap­pre­cia­tive rangers.

This is the fifth year the rangers have re­ceived ham­pers in ap­pre­ci­a­tion of their hard work, long hours and weeks at a time spent away from their loved ones.

In ad­di­tion to the ham­pers, Spar KZN com­mit­ted R40 000, raised from its 2018 char­ity golf day, to­wards much-needed up­grad­ing of in­fra­struc­ture in a num­ber of the camps.

Speak­ing at the han­dover, Clive Hon­man, Chair­man of the Hill­top Hon­orary Of­fi­cers, thanked Spar for their ef­forts in bring­ing a lit­tle cheer to the field rangers who are at the fore­front of con­ser­va­tion and an­tipoach­ing.

He also thanked the field rangers, cit­ing how grate­ful the Hon­orary Of­fi­cers, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, vis­i­tors and the peo­ple of the coun­try are, for their work and ded­i­ca­tion.

‘We are once again de­lighted to be able to utilise our re­sources to of­fer a to­ken of our ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the men and women work­ing tire­lessly to pro­tect our nat­u­ral re­sources at the Hluh­luwe-iM­folozi Park,’ said Max Oliva, Spar KZN MD.

‘Heart­felt thanks must also go to the vol­un­teer Hon­orary Of­fi­cers, who give of their time and en­ergy to sup­port the park and the field rangers in the work they do.

‘We would like to en­cour­age more peo­ple and or­gan­i­sa­tions to get in­volved in sup­port­ing them and their ini­tia­tives.’

Hon­orary Of­fi­cers from HiP with field rangers at the han­dover of Spar ham­pers last week­end

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