Sponsors are urgently being sought for the Rhino Knights 10,000km fund raising initiative, which starts on 01 May and finishes end September 2013. Donations for as little as R10 ($1.13USD) can be sent via SMS to 48716 with the words RHINOKNIGHTS in the text field. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Earth Awareness NPC has been registered by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of the Republic of South Africa in terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 and Companies Amendment Bill 40 of 2012 on 01/08/2012. Reg. No. 2012/138251/08.
The Rhino Knights campaign aims to solve the rhino poaching problem through global awareness and action creating a collective conservation consciousness.
Tourism Tattler is a media partner to Rhino Knights, an initiative of Earth Awareness couple Lloyd Gillespie and Isabel Wolf-Gillespie and in association with the Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization and Dr. Ian Player’s Magqubu Ntombela Foundation, and will be reporting on the couples progress during their arduous journey through southern Africa.
Assisted by Lloyd and Raphaela (Isabel´s sister) as support team and a film crew, Isabel will run the equivalent of a half marathon (21kms); cycle 60-80kms and, on the same day, horse ride the balance to cover an average daily distance of 100 kilometers. Parts of the journey may be done without the horse component and the travelled distance on foot and bicycle may therefore increase. The journey will start from Durban to Cape Town; to the Kunene River/Namibia (Border of Angola); East to Botswana and Zimbabwe; to the East Coast of Mozambique; South to Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve and back to Durban. The daily route itnerary can be viewed here.
The Rhino Knights ‘wish’ list of sponsored products and services include:
- Complete running gear
- Cycling gear and bicycle/s
- Hoof boots for the 4 or 6 horses
- New Saddles
- A 4/6 berth horse trailer
- A 4×4 vehicle
- Vehicle fuel and maintenance
- Accommodation, food and beverages
If you are able to sponsor or donate any of the above items please email [email protected]