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The Rhino Peak Challenge (RPC) has been in existence for 4 years and is a Conservation Fundraiser organised by the event company, Running Man Adventures. It involves volunteers and invited guests ascending the Rhino Peak in the Southern Drakensberg and raising funds for Rhinos, Vultures and Cranes while doing so.
Traditionally, the RPC consisted of 3 invited groups of 12 influential people from the worlds of Conservation, Sport, Business and Entertainment to take part in the Challenge. Each person was tasked with sourcing pledges from their respective networks and these pledges were made prior to the event and paid after the event. The format was very successful and resulted in over R1.5m being raised for our beneficiaries over the past 4 years.
This year however, we have decided to open the opportunity to 36 members of the broader public to be a part of the Rhino Peak Challenge and have asked people who are interested in being a RPC Ambassador to send us motivations as to why they’d like to join the fundraising effort. A condition of their application needs to be a commitment to raise a minimum of R10,000 as part of their participation in RPC 2020.
We have also tweaked the allocation of the funds to our beneficiaries in 2020. In the past, all funds were split along a 45:45:10 ratio between Wildlife ACT, The Endangered Wildlife Trust and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife respectively. This year, to create a bit of spice and healthy competition, we will be dividing the 36 participants into 3 teams of 12 with each Team competing against the others to raise as many funds as possible.
The 3 Teams will be called the WACT, EWT & RMA teams. The WACT and EWT teams will retain all the funds they raise, excepting the 10% portion they owe to EKZNW, and the RMA team will allocate their funds along the traditional ration of 45:45:10 amongst the beneficiaries.
Donations can be made on this GivenGain platform and larger deposits can be made directly into the linked bank account listed below (to avoid extra fees). Deposits into the bank account must reference the Ambassadors name followed by their Team name. Eg. Smith-RMA
DRAKENSBERG CONSERVATION INITIATIVE
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
ACCOUNT NO – 62755725771
BRANCH CODE - 221025
Choose your Team / Runner and help support their efforts!