Written by: Steven Entwistle
“As individuals we are responsible for more than just ourselves and our own kind. There is more to life than just these. We must each one of us also bring the natural world back into proper perspective in our lives, and realize that doing so is not some lofty ideal, but a vital part of our personal survival.” Lawrence Anthony, founder of The Earth Organization.
On the 21st of May I walked the arch of Moses Mabhida stadium in 70 kilograms of antique diving dress and managed to raise just over R10 000, along with stacks of awareness and publicity, for Thula Thula and the what will become KwaZulu Natal’s first rhino rehabilitation centre.
The event went very well and it took me 2 hours and 5 mins to walk around the stadium and up the 500 steps. My body got a good work out and I am so happy I trained hard for the event. The adrenaline was pumping and there were lots of people there to encourage me on.
The event was attended by Francoise Malby Anthony, owner of Thula Thula Game Reserve as well as Yvette Taylor, director of The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization.
I would like to thank everyone who helped towards raising funds for the first rhino rehabilitation centre in Kwa-Zulu Natal. I sincerely appreciate your support and contribution to an organisation that is continuing the work which Lawrence started.