Walk For Rhinos

His journey of sixty-one-days will include the V & A Waterfront, Wellington, Waremwaterberg Spa, Cradock, Bethlehem, Bethal, then via Nelspruit onto Limpopo where he will finish his journey.

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“I am doing this for the survival of Annie and Zac, two rhinos from Zimbabwe.” With these words twenty-eight-year-old Francois Myburgh from Witpoortjie on the West Rand of Johannesburg said “The future of our rhinos lay in our hands. We have to do something to get the worlds’ attention focused on our country and stop rhino poaching.” Myburgh will be doing his 4th walk for rhinos from the 1 June until 31 August.
His journey of sixty-one-days will include the V & A Waterfront, Wellington, Waremwaterberg Spa, Cradock, Bethlehem, Bethal, then via Nelspruit onto Limpopo where he will finish his journey. The last stop will be at Alldays.
“This is my way of putting the focus and attention back on the rhino which is being poached on a daily basis, it’s sad to know that the world does not care about our wildlife as much as they care about a church in Paris” he said. We should all take a stand and help those with no voice. Annie and Zac are two rhinos from Zimbabwe we are aiming to buy at the end of 2019.
“If we do not take a stand against the poachers then there will be no rhinos left for the next generations to see – that is a very scary thought.”
Myburgh completed his first and second solo 100 km Rhino Walks successfully in 2014 and his third in 2015 when he walked to Brits in the North West province during a cold July (2014), hot November (2014) and warm March (2015). His recent Rhino Walk took place during the cold weather of June to July 2017 and was 3870,8 km.
Since 2014 until now, he already had five community functions as part of a fundraiser to raise funds for Annie and Zac. He is aiming to raise about R11 million at the end of the year for rhino conservation and the purchase of Annie and Zac. He hopes that his walks will contribute to people opening their hearts for the rhinos just as they did for the rebuild of the church in Paris.
“We would like to congratulate Francois and the Walk For Rhinos’ team for being nominated out of thousands of businesses and NPO’s for the Rocci/ FNB Business of the year award 2018. Winners will be announced at the gala event on 25 May at Silverstar Casino.
If you can contribute, sponsor
or donate to the cause or to the walk with accommodation, food and beverages, shoes, backpack, warm clothing etc. please visit our Facebook page for a full list of items needed for the walk and the route will be available.
For more information about the walk and his whereabouts contact Myburgh on 076 827 2115/011 762 9090 Whatsapp 065 839 8170, Facebook: www.facebook.com/wfrhinos or on email walkforrhinos@gmail.com

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