DONORS AND FUNDRAISING
Our grateful thanks and deepest gratitude to all our donors who have supported Project Rhino’s efforts this past financial year. 100% of your funding has been put to effective use in our key projects:
- Your support has kept ZAP-Wing’s fixed-wing aircraft flying for 26 game reserves and provided a critically-needed rhino security Operations Base at the Hluhluwe Airfield.
- You have supported the brave men, horses and dogs of the K9 and equine units on the frontline, working to keep our rhino safe 24/7.
- You have funded urgent dehorning projects to protect those rhino most at risk.
- You have helped improve the skills and morale of rangers and anti-poaching units throughout KwaZulu-Natal and you have provided direct support to game reserves through the provision of equipment and other forms of support.
- You helped us reach more than 600,000 children with an important conservation education message through the Rhino Art – Let Our Children’s Voices Be Heard campaign, and improved rural community/game reserve relations in high poaching risk areas at the same time.
The 2020 Financial Year
Donors and Supporters
We have had the most incredible support from volunteers, local and international donors, NGOs, corporates and schools, these include (but are by no means limited to):
- Long-term corporate partner Mr Price Sport raised more than R346,000 for Project Rhino through the sale of their specially designed outdoor shirts and rhino merchandise.
- Peter Eastwood and the Tanglewood Foundation NZ sponsored a new Rhino Art vehicle, so that Richard “Mahlembehlembe” Mabanga can continue to take his conservation message to communities across KZN.
- Our incredible network of schools who organised civvies days, market days and fundraisers, as well as Eden Schools and Acting for Rhinos who raised R44,843 through their theatrical productions.
- Riverleigh International Equestrian Centre who hosted an Equine Fancy Dress Musical Freestyle Festival on World Rhino Day and raised R52,000 for our projects.
- August 2019 saw the return of Skydive for Rhinos as more than 90 brave individuals from all walks of life set aside their fear of heights and fell from the Hluhluwe skies – their efforts helped to raise more than R300,000.
- The uBhejane X continues to champion rhino conservation as 90+ of the most dedicated cyclists tackled up to 330 km, from Hillcrest to Hilltop, in the heat of summer. The 2019 event raised more than R600,000 with all profits to Project Rhino and Helping Rhinos UK. A huge thank you also to IPSS medical services who donated their valuable time to these two events.
- A Ride for Rhino Event in Ballito, largely driven by Kim Isaacs and a fabulous team of volunteers, raised R40,000.
- Project Rhino joined Rexx Screen and Digital Supplies at the FESPA Africa show which raised R14,000. The Rexx team designed the most magnificent rhino images to print on their T-shirts when demonstrating their printing machines to potential clients and all printed shirts were given to Project Rhino to sell.
- Other fundraising events included a stand at the Hilton Arts Festival, a nominated beneficiary of the Charity Challenge in Hillcrest and hosting our very own Rhino Music Fest, featuring 10 musical artists.
All our efforts depend entirely on the support of generous donors. THANK YOU. In these tough economic times, your support means more than words can say. We can’t do it without you.
Please visit the Partners and Events pages for more information on Project Rhino’s key funding partners, fundraising campaigns & events.