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Matt and Jess are Running for the Underdogs

Matt and Jess are Running for the Underdogs

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Hello all!

Those that know us will know that we specialise in the conservation of rhino and elephant species respectively. However, we don't want our conservation efforts to end here, and hope to use our influence to improve the support regarding endangered South African species that are often overlooked for conservation purposes.

Vultures are often shunned for being "hideous", "disgusting", and a "pest" in urban settlements. Although ugly, these charismatic birds are exceptionally good garbage disposers and prevent the spread of disease within the animal kingdom as well as in human settlements. In fact, in countries where vultures have been completely eradicated, such as India and Pakistan, local governments have had to spend over $34 billion on human health issues!!

South Afirca's vulture populations are quickly disappearing and even though vulture poaching poses as big a problem for our country as rhino poaching, the amount of money that’s set aside for rhino conservation in comparison to vulture conservation is astronomical.

It is for this reason that we have chosen to run the Marakele Half Marathon in the hopes of raising awareness regarding vulture issues and raise money to donate to VulPro

The date of the run, 3rd March, is fast approaching, and we were hoping you could help us reach our R3000 target by then by donating a small sum to the VulPro foundation!

Check out my blog for more details: https://thebuddingbotanistblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/24/running-for-the-underdogs/

 

Donations

  • Mar 05, 2018 - R 750.00
  • "Hope you ran a good one...:-) " - Gill Winckler

  • Mar 05, 2018 - R 155.69
  • "Great initiative. " - Will Bohnia

  • Feb 26, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Amazing initiative Jess " - Leanne

  • Feb 26, 2018 - R 260.00
  • "Wonderful cause Jess and Matt - see you there!!" - Sue

  • Feb 21, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck - Awesome cause! See you at the finish for recovery beverages :)" - Pip

  • Feb 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "All the best my Cuz and Jess. Much love!" - Shaun (Cuzzy)

  • Feb 10, 2018 - USD $ 43.72
  • "Good luck Matt and Jess!" - Winckler Family

  • Feb 07, 2018 - R 50.00
  • "Hope this helps :)" - Matty brother

  • Feb 07, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Making a difference ??" - Mumzie

  • Feb 07, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Damn grand idea Jess :D All the best. " - Carmen Hayley Kennedy

  • Feb 05, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Great job guys!" - Liette

  • Feb 02, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "They may be ugly but they're vitally important " - Anonymous

  • Jan 28, 2018 - USD $ 52.65
  • "Great cause. Keep up the good work." - Liz and Clive

  • Jan 27, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Great work jess" - QuintinM

  • Jan 25, 2018 - USD $ 37.43
  • "thank you" - Graham Holmes

  • Jan 25, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Well done beautiful souls-proud of you xx" - Sally Thorp

  • Jan 25, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Well done you two!!! " - Sue

  • Jan 25, 2018 - USD $ 13.30
  • "Run for the vultures :)" - Anonymous

  • Jan 25, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Better get fit!" - Frank

  • Jan 25, 2018 - R 150.69
  • "Good Luck with the run. Winners' win." - Holden McGroyn

  • Jan 25, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Have fun :) I digs the cause " - Sally Oosthuyse

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Donations to date

R 6 754.26

Fundraising target

R 6 000.00
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VulPro specialises in saving, rehabilitating and breeding vultures through education and conservation practises