FUNDRAISING EVENTS & CAMPAIGNS
Oceans 8 Charity Swim
How far would you go for a cause you are passionate about? Would you walk a mile? Would you swim a mile? Would you swim eight!?
Project Rhino is proud to be a founding charity of Oceans 8 Charity Swim- the first warm water ocean challenge of its kind in South Africa, and the only swimming event run (swam) entirely for charity.
150 swimmers will be swimming eight miles over two days while raising awareness and critical funds for their favourite causes, including Project Rhino, the Duzi-Umngeni Conservation Trust, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), Singakwenza and WILDOceans.
We’re looking for Project Rhino Champions to take on the challenge!
For more info or to register your participation, please visit https://oceans8swim.co.za/
DUC Point Water Sports Club, Durban | June 2023 | Limited to 150 swimmers (30 per charity)
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Please support these swimmers in their incredible efforts! Every rand raised makes a huge difference.
Wildlife Ranger Challenge
The Wildlife Ranger Challenge is back!
This September, ranger teams will unite once again for the 2022 #WildlifeRangerChallenge, a race with one goal: to raise money to support the men and women on the front line of Africa’s protected areas.
Project Rhino is honoured to be part of this amazing effort for the third year running. Our K9-Unit will be joining almost 100 Ranger Teams from 16 African countries raising money and awareness of the importance of the role of rangers in protecting wildlife, habitats, communities and our planet.
Ranger teams will be taking on a series of mental and physical challenges, preparing for the main event on 17 September – running 21 km over varied terrain, whilst carrying their usual equipment and 22 kg backpacks.
We are calling on you to #standwithrangers and support this incredible initiative. Run alongside our ranger teams on 17 September by walking or running 5, 10 or 21 km wherever you are. Or see if you have what it takes to be a ranger by joining in the fitness and quiz challenges from August?
The Scheinberg Relief Fund, the founding donor of the WRC, has generously committed $1 million in matched funds in support of rangers. That means every donation is amplified.
Support or sign-up today at WildlifeRangerChallenge.org.
Civvies Day for Rhino
September is World Rhino Month, as well as South African Heritage Month. We urge the youth of South Africa to play their part in conserving our wildlife and preserving our national heritage.
We invite all schools in KZN to select one day in September to have a “Civvies Day for Rhino” where all learners pay R10 to wear civvies to school.
Email email@example.com to register your school.
Run For Rangers
Run For Rangers is a collaborative event with Sport For Lives, Thanda Safari, International Ranger Federation, Game Rangers Association of Africa and Project Rhino. The motivation behind the event comes from Harry Bailey, a young Grade 12 Hilton College learner with a passion for wildlife and a desire to champion the often forgotten, but true heroes – the rangers, the hidden warriors and protectors of the national treasure, our wildlife.
The 2022 Run for Rangers raised more than R160,000 to support rangers in all respects and the 2023 promises to be just as exciting. Save the date of 28-30 July 2023 and join us in making a difference for our Rangers!
Benny Bushwhacker: A Comedy of Conservation
The funniest man in conservation, Benny Bushwhacker – aka Ben Voss – is coming to Hilton College for a once-off performance in aid of Project Rhino.
Benny Bushwhacker: Human Nature, opened at the 2019 National Arts Festival Makhanda (Grahamstown) where he won two Standard Bank Ovation Awards and has continued receiving rave reviews and full houses.
The genial South African, who recently trended worldwide for banging heads with swashbuckling British survivalist, Bear Grylls, has been touring South Africa’s theatres and festivals with a hilarious yet sobering look at the collision between man and environment.
Date and Time: TBC
Venue: Hilton College Theatre
Tickets: R160, available from webtickets
uBhejane Xtreme Mountain Bike Challenge
Are you tough enough? The uBhejane Xtreme Mountain Bike Challenge is an iconic – and arguably one of South Africa’s toughest – mountain bike challenges. The 2020 iSimangaliso Event was an opportunity for riders to cycle through SA’s first World Heritage Site. The event includes four distances, ranging from 130 km to 350 km. uBhejane X is a registered NPO and the race is a fundraiser for rhino conservation activities of Project Rhino and Helping Rhinos.
2022 Date: TBC
Rob Caskie: An African Odyssey
Rob Caskie is one of South Africa’s most sought after keynote speakers and story tellers, with historical accounts which captivate and motivate audiences.
“I share human stories which engage audiences and challenge the way they interact, work and lead their lives. My stories are essentially about human beings in extremis, and their behaviour when ‘the chips are down’. Like tea bags, human beings only reveal their true strength in hot water. Epics of human struggle and triumphs of the human spirit create fantastic canvasses by which modern situations may be measured…”
The theme of the evening: An African Odyssey – A romp through the last 200 years – will take you through South Africa’s diverse and special history over the last two centuries or so. From the arrival of Nguni people around 1300 years ago, to the arrival of the European settlers in the Cape, Shaka Zulu’s ascendancy and the Great Trek, it promises to be a night to remember.
Date and Time: TBC
Venue: Hilton College Theatre
Tickets: R180, available from webtickets
Profits from the evening will support Project Rhino’s conservation work.