Protecting Rhinos at the front-line of attack requires funding and resources.
So you think you would never jump out of an aircraft?
Can you believe that the future of one of OUR Big Five is in your hands?
The African Conservation Trust wants to match one- for-one, the Rhinos that were poached last year in South Africa with a national ‘Skydive for Rhinos’ campaign. Be one of 448 Ordinary South Africans doing something
Extraordinary by raising awareness, raising funds, and making a tandem skydive from 10 000ft at one of four national Skydive for Rhinos events happening between 27th July and 23rd September.
The target is to be raised is R10 Million.
Participate, Sponsor, Donate, Support, Contribute, Win.
Individuals, Celebrities, Groups, Sponsors, Corporates.
Register with ACT to receive your sponsorship form, raise a minimum of R 5 000, select one of four national "Skydive for Rhinos" events, and make a tandem skydive from 10 000ft in honour of one of South Africa's poached Rhinos.
Teams of dedicated, professional tandem masters are in place at the four registered Parachute Association of South Africa (PASA) Drop Zones that will be hosting Skydive for Rhinos events, which are:
27th - 29th July @ SkyDive Rustenburg - Rustenburg, North West Province.
Remember - 22nd September is World Rhino Day!
Sports skydivers are welcome to be part of ALL of the "Skydive for Rhinos" events.
In addition, the professional skydiving event - The Ranch SkyDiving Boogie and Symposium (9th - 12th August) - will take place in honour of South Africa's slaughtered Rhinos. Licenced skydivers will also be creating awareness and raising funds for the ACT Rhino Fund in their own special way at ‘Skydive for Rhinos’ events.
Individuals - Register with ACT to receive your sponsorship form, raise a minimum of R 5 000, select one of four
national Skydive for Rhinos events, and make a tandem skydive from 10 000ft in honour of one of South Africa's
poached Rhinos. Be a Rhino ambassador!
Sports Skydivers - Sports skydivers are welcome to be part of ALL of the Skydive for Rhinos events.
Celebrities - So far, raising funds and making tandem skydives as part of the Skydive for Rhinos campaign we have...
Michelle Bradshaw - The Wild
Chris Beasley - Isidingo
Faye Peters - The Wild
Josette Eales - The Wild
Keenan Arrison - The Wild
Tumisho Masha - The Wild (previously Isidingo)
Tyrone Keogh - The Wild (one of Cosmo's sexiest men 2012)
Cameron McEwan - The Wild
Kirsten Dukes - Miss Earth Second Runner up 2011
Mpeo Makape - Marketing Manager for MNet
Elise Daffue - StopRhinoPoaching.com
Simon Naylor - Phinda Reserve Manager
Simon Morgan - Director Wildlife ACT
Pierre Delvaux - CEO Thanda Group
Digs Pascoe - CEO Space for Elephants
Carl Grossmann - Chairman African Conservation Trust
Francois Du Toit - CEO African Conservation Trust
The majority of these Celebrities and VIPS are jumping at the Skydive for Rhinos Rustenburg event - 27th - 29th July.
More celebrities and VIPS are needed for the following Skydive for Rhinos events:
* Angel's Way Skydiving Centre / Skydive Durban - Eston, KZN 17th- 19th Aug
* Skydive Port Elizabeth - Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape 31st Aug - 2nd Sept
* Skydive Robertson - Robertson, Western Cape 21st - 23rd Sept
Groups - Get a group of family members and / or friends together and make a day of it at one of the four organised national "Skydive for Rhinos" events.
Corporates - Challenge your staff, management, board of directors, suppliers. Have a dedicated time slot at one of the four organised national Skydive for Rhinos events. Or sponsor a day!
Sponsor a friend, a family member or a colleague.
Corporate Sponsors are required for the following elements – there are huge branding and exposure opportunities
for each event, and as part of the national campaign:
As a section 18A organisation, all donations to the African Conservation Trust are tax deductible. Donations Certificates are provided on request.
Come on - put your brand behind OUR Rhinos!
Cash donations to Skydive for Rhinos can be made direct to the ACT Rhino Fund through ACT’s www.GivenGain.com count. Click here to go directly to the online donation page: www.givengain.com/cause/3213/projects/10849/
Equipment donations (instead of cash) particularly for anti-poaching units will be gratefully received. Items such as camera traps, tents, hand-held radios, torches, binoculars, sleeping bags and GPS units are needed. Please contact us for a detailed list.
We are also looking for prizes for the jumpers who raise the most funds for rhinos. Weekends away, spa and fine dining vouchers, quality wines, outdoor equipment etc are the types of gifts we’d like to give as ‘Thank You’s.
As a section 18a company, donations to ACT are tax deductible and Donations Certificates can be provided on request.
Numerous aspects are required for the events. We could make very good use of things like tents for shade, large outdoor screens, pa systems, entertainment.
We also need prizes and items for the Jumpers’ Goody Bags, which are given to each participant at all four events.
Corporates can also contribute through a cause-marketing partnership between your products and the campaign.
Through this, funds are raised through product sales – increasing goodwill for your brand and making it easy for the public to donate to saving South Africa’s Rhinos.
Various prizes will be announced closer to, and at the events.
Prizes can be donated by corporates and sponsors. Donations to ACT are tax deductible.
100% of funds raised (excluding costs to skydive) go into the ACT Rhino Fund, a dedicated bank account.
Every Rand raised is accounted for and no charges or administration fees are being deducted.
Funds raised will be utilised for training and equipping rhino anti-poaching units (APUs), aerial surveillance and support and community intervention programs. These will be verifiable, urgently needed interventions and funds
will be distributed nationally to where support is most needed.
Skydive for Rhinos is an African Conservation Trust (ACT) initiative. ACT is a 12 year old, Pietermaritzburg-based conservation charity Trust with a historical footprint of working throughout Southern Africa. ACT is a registered Trust
(IT 2174/00); a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 030-243); a SARS-registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 930014758); and a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (NG/25190).
This campaign is about ordinary South Africans doing something extraordinary, raising awareness and giving a little
of their time to show their support to on-the-ground efforts to save South Africa’s rhinos from poachers.
The following organisations are united when it comes to saving our Rhinos and fully in support of the Skydive for
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Game Rangers Association of Africa
Dr Ian Player and the Magqubu Ntombela Foundation
Phinda Private Game Reserve
Phinda Private Reserve
Project Rhino KZN
Private Rhino Owners Association
Rhino Action Group (RAGE)
SADC Rhino Management Group
Space for Elephants Foundation
Thanda Private Game Reserve
Wilderness Action Group
Wildlands Conservation Trust
Wildlife & Environment Society of South Africa
Wildlife ACT Fund
World Wildlife Fund Black Rhino Range Expansion Project
Zululand Rhino Reserve
Zululand Wildlife Security Initiative
Numerous VIPs, Celebrities, Personalities, Business and Corporates are also behind this campaign.
Take a stand. Be part of the national Skydive for Rhinos campaign.