On Friday 17 June safariFRANK organised a RhinoLove fundraiser in Brisbane. It was held at the awesome Blue Sky Auditorium on Level 46 111 Eagle Street and was well attended despite the low awareness of the rhino saga in Brisbane.
A presentation was given by Fred Camphor the CEO of SAHGCA. Fred is involved in the fight against rhino poaching in RSA and his insight was much appreciated by all attendees, despite the very sad nature of the topic. Thanks so much Fred!
Also on display at the event was the very interesting Anti Poaching Scout technology from Scout Aerial Systems. Thanks for the effort guys.
We raised around $2k on the night through ticket sales and sales of items donated by generous donors. We also announced a number of 2017 Rhino Conservation tours and hope to raise another $3k through these. Please contact us should you be interested.
The Friday event was followed up by a Big Rhino Braai on the Gold Coast on Saturday 18 June. It was also well attended by friends and family of the Sharplin family and even more funds were raised!
A big thank you to Adam, Karin and Hendrik for the effort to put these events together. Also to Blue Sky and the Sharplin family for hosting us!
We look forward to grow our RhinoLove community in Qld over the coming months.
Watch this space!