WE are all very aware of the wanton killing of our precious rhino population in South Africa and we need to assist in any way possible to stop this senseless slaughter of these magnificent animals.
Gold Circle, the operators of horseracing in KwaZulu-Natal, has an extensive social investment programme in place through fundraiser race meetings which for many years have supported a large number of charities in their efforts to raise much needed funds.
‘Boma’ – a few days old white rhino calf with her mum, taken at a KZN game reserve. (Tina Llabres)
All the races at the race meeting are being offered to interested parties for sponsorship with all the proceeds going directly to Project Rhino.Recognising the need to support the huge efforts already in place to save the rhino, Gold Circle will be throwing its weight behind the cause this year in partnership with Project Rhino KZN. All members of the horseracing fraternity are being invited to stand up for this critical plight through supporting a special race meeting which will take place at Greyville Racecourse on Friday Night 21 March 2014.
A competition to win a three-night stay for ten people at Bayete Zulu Game Lodge – Zululand Rhino Reserve is up for grabs and if the winner is at Greyville when the lucky entry is drawn Gold Circle will add and additional prize of R5000 cash to assist with catering while at the reserve.
Gold Circle is proud to join the race to save the rhino and looks forward to an exceptional event.
INFORMATION ON PROJECT RHINO KZN
Project Rhino KZN is an initiative of KZN’s conservation sector and unites the province’s state, private and civil society stakeholders. By working together, PRKZN adds extra levels of support and protection. Rhino poaching threats are continuing to intensify, as consumer demand from Asian countries shows no sign of abating and also driven by increasing numbers of local and international criminal syndicates.
Raising funds and ensuring they are directed to genuine and urgently needed activities is a main priority of Project Rhino KZN. Fighting back against rhino poaching is not just the domain of the conservation sector; the loss of one of our Big 5 will also have a serious impact on socio-economic factors such as tourism and job creation. The support of the KZN community is critical to Project Rhino KZN’s continuing efforts to work together and turn the tide against rhino poaching.
For general information contact Vinesh Doorgapershad 0n 031 3141681
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