BENEFITING: RHINO ARK KENYA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION INC
The Rhino Charge is an annual off road fundraising motorsport competition that has been held annually in Kenya since 1989. It is a competition that requires bravery and a high level of skill in off-road driving and navigation. The Rhino Charge is a fund raising event organized by Rhino Ark to raise funds for its conservation projects, including the world renowned Aberdare Electric Fence Project, Eburu forest and the Mt Kenya Forrest Fence. Team Rhino Rouge / Car 17 is ready to take on the challenge of the Rhino Charge. This sporting event is like no other that takes place in the wilds of Kenya each year in May/June, with the purpose of raising money for the registered charity Rhino Ark (501c3 No.1047083). Rhino Ark seeks solutions in the mountain range ecosystems of Kenya and for the benefit of Eastern Africa generally to conserve such ecologically precious indigenous forests and their provision of vital environmental services and to create a sustainable and harmonious environment that enables people and wildlife, including all flora and fauna, to coexist. These mountain forests are called “water towers”, which provide a yield of more than 15,800 million cubic meters per year, which is more than 75% of the renewable surface water resources of Kenya. Thus benefits a large range of other economic sectors that include the agriculture, forestry, fishing, electricity, water, hotels and accommodation, public administration and defense. Well-managed mountain forest cover reduces malarial disease prevalence, which is also a world asset. To read more about the actual event, and Rhino Ark please check out: www.rhinoark.org and or www.rhinocharge.co.ke Also please do have a look at some of the videos from previous years on the following you tube sites; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ABCVOIGh_0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua4_eLA--NE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCCnWfBqM9w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-upZOCgkmA Team Rhino Rouge’s “A” team is normally made up of 6 formidable ladies and you can read their amazing fund raising, charge results at web details below. Last year the team raised over KES 2 million for the charity and as such gained the team auto-entry for 2016. This year Car 17, as in 2014, the Rhino Rouge "reserves" team has been called up . . . In 2014 the reserves finished a creditable 16th overall, second in the unmodified category and more importantly raised over KES 1.2 million – all targets to improve upon in 2016. Whilst it is great fun for the competitors, this event is all about raising money for the great work that done by Rhino Ark. Last year all 65 teams raised 108,617,802 KES which is around $1.1 million. In 2016 please help them donating to our teams contribution.