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Rhino Rouge Car 17 Fundraising for 2015 Rhino Charge

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THE STORY:

Rhino Rouge (Car 17) is taking part in the Kenyan Rhino Charge 2015. This is our fundraising page to raise support for Rhino Ark.

The Rhino Ark Kenya Charitable Foundations Inc. raises critical support to protect and conserve the forests and wildlife of the Aberdares, Mau, Mt. Eburu and Mt. Kenya.SAVE

THE STORY:

We are an all ladies, RED team in a RED 1976 short wheel base land cruisier that compete in an offroad event in Kenya, the Rhino Charge, to raise money for the Abedares, Mount Kenya and Mau Eburu forests. These areas are important forest ecosystems of lush indigenous mountain forest. The waters that flow from these highland forests are critical to the survival of over several million people. The ecosystem also protects an exceptional diversity of plants birds and wildlife including some extremely rare and valuable species such as the mountain bongo and the black rhinoceros as well as elephant and primates.

Rhino Ark, a charitable trust, working in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service set out in 1988 to build a 400 km of fence along its boundary. With the fence construction completed in 2009, Rhino Ark is now raising funds to fence parts of the Mau Eburu and Mount Kenya forests as well as to invest in a management trust, which maintains the fences and lasting benefits to the communities living adjacent to these boundaries.

Rhino Ark raises most of its financial support through a unique and extremely unusual event , The Rhino Charge. Held at a different location each year, in a remote corner of Kenya. Teams must cross an extremely rugged and hostile landscape in the shortest distance and time. This often involves extraordinary skill and stamina on the part of the competitors and the toughest (and sexiest!) legs attract considerable spectator interest!

Rhino Rouge strongly supports the efforts of Rhino Ark to conserve the Aberdare, Mau and Mount Kenya ecosystems through the building and maintenance of critical fencelines. Without these electrified boundaries these forests will be lost to future generations. The Rhino Charge event is a challenge to any vehicle. It requires team work, stamina and calculation. We ladies believe in a level playing field and compete in good spirit against gentlemen. We compete each year to raise the profile of Rhino Ark and the Aberdares locally and internationally.

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To This Fundraiser

$9,312

MONEY RAISED
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  • Terri Ducay

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Ian Telfer

    $1,000

  • Vincent and Maggie Argiro

    $500

  • Jed Lenzner

    $50

  • Dale and Edward Mathias

    $3,500

  • Chrissie Lam

    $50

  • Alison Curtis' grandkids @$10.00 each

    $112

  • Tanja and Eric

    $1,000

  • Ted Coleridge

    $50

  • Mary Walker

    $100

  • Lexi and David Eller

    $150

  • Scott McDonald

    $1,000

  • John and Lulu Clark

    $100

  • M Ogilvie-Thompson

    $100

  • erin and gerald johnson

    $500

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93% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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The Team: $9,312 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Louise Leakey

Amount Raised

$8,312

 

83% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ian Telfer

Amount Raised

$1,000

Donor Comments

erin and gerald johnson

erin and gerald johnson

DONATION: $500

good luck ladies! 4 years ago

M Ogilvie-Thompson

M Ogilvie-Thompson

DONATION: $100

Best of luck to all of you!! xm 4 years ago

John and Lulu Clark

John and Lulu Clark

DONATION: $100

Go ladies! Well down for your effort … 4 years ago

Scott McDonald

Scott McDonald

DONATION: $1,000

Go car 17! 4 years ago

Lexi and David Eller

Lexi and David Eller

DONATION: $150

4 years ago

Mary Walker

Mary Walker

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Ted Coleridge

Ted Coleridge

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Tanja and Eric

Tanja and Eric

DONATION: $1,000

4 years ago

Alison Curtis' grandkids @$10.00 each

Alison Curtis' grandkids @$10.00 each

DONATION: $112

We want to help save the rhinos! 4 years ago

Chrissie Lam

Chrissie Lam

DONATION: $50

Rock on Ladies! Go Jules! 4 years ago