Sky dive to raise money to help protect Rhinos
A message from Charlotte
It’s all in the name really – Care For Wild do exactly what they say and more. They are a nonprofit Rhino Rescue, Care & Rehabilitation Centre, whose primary focus is to rescue & nurture Rhino calves who have lost their Mothers’ to the awful poaching crisis currently at a critical level in Africa. If they survive the human assault which has taken the lives of their mothers, they are attacked by Hyenas & other predators as easy prey. Whilst CFW aim to step in long before this happens, sadly a fair number of baby Rhinos arrive at the sanctuary bearing the scars – both emotional and physical – of a world gone mad.
Sobering Fact: The gestation period for a Rhino is circa 16 months & once born, the Rhino calf remains under the watchful caring eye of the Mother for a period of three years where they are taught everything they need to know about what should be the glorious life of a Rhino roaming the plains of Africa. Alas most are not fortuned with this dream, as the black market for their mothers horn grows.
Enter Care For Wild who have created a sanctuary of hope & safety where these babies are nurtured, receive the best possible medical care and thereafter stimulation they require to grow into healthy young adults who are released within a protected reserve, to live life as they were originally destined to. The costs of this mammoth task per Rhino calf, as you can imagine, is exponential. And every little penny donated will help feed, nurture, rehabilitate and release a Rhino back into the wild.
It is the responsibility of our generation to do what we can & to take every possible step to save ourselves the shameful task of admitting to our grandchildren that we didn’t do enough in time to save this beautiful species from absolute extinction. With this in mind, we (my friend Kim & I) are collecting moolah via the charity link below, in exchange for leaping out of a plane in a tandem skydive on the 9th of November 2019. Having been through this experience once before, having hysterically screamed for the majority of the day (before even putting my suit on), having almost lost all my fingers to the cold English air as my body plummets towards the ground, you might be wondering why on earth I would submit myself to such torture twice in a lifetime? I am prepared to relive one of the most traumatising experiences of my life (for which I swore to never submit myself to again) and my only hope in doing so is that you appreciate the lengths I will go to and donate in a show of support.
Keep up to date with Care For Wild on Facebook here… https://m.facebook.com/careforwild/?ref=hl
Both Kim and I will be eternally grateful for any and all donations received in support of our charity skydive! Your precious pennies will go a loooong way in helping a cause desperate for support. In closing, along with a hearty thanks to yourself, should you decided to donate, I would like to extend a special thank you to Bill Barber of Ramsey Rotary Club who has been integral in setting up the charity link and charity partnership with the skydiving company, thus allowing for the Gift Aid option which ultimately results in that much more money reaching CFW. Without Bill, the path would have been that much less navigational.
Thank you for listening. I am eternally grateful for any support.