A roaring success! That’s the verdict of both the organisers and attendees of the ‘Wild in Africa Rhino Ball’ that took place in aid of the Poached Rhino charity in the town hall on 7th February 2015.
No fewer than 134 guests attended and really got into the spirit of the event by taking the black tie / safari dress code to creative highs. See link to photographs(High quality prints available on request).
A sumptuous 3-course dinner was served and provided by Escoffier, while the evening’s musical fare was provided by a local choir, Renate playing violin in the famous ‘bubble’ and a deejay. The guest speaker, extreme adventurer and conservationist Braam Malherbe, also had the audience rapt.
All told the event resulted in a net profit of just over R150000. All the money will be spent to help stop the senseless slaughter of South African rhinos, mainly on Project 2 . Full details to follow / to be posted.
Asked who he’d like to thank for their part in the event Poached Rhino Chairman, Graeme Oliver, said: “Poached Rhino would like to thank all the guests for their support as well as Julie Oliver, Sarah MacGinty, Perrys, Tobins, MacAllisters, Donaldsons, Doug Gurr, Lucia, Kim Tracey, Maxi, Regin, Paul Silberman, Carol Thorns,JSS, MCC, Akkerdal, La Petite Ferme, Freedom Hill, La Couronne , Dieu Donné, Haut Espoir, Haute Cabrière, La Vie de Luc, Lust Bistro & Bakery, The Grill Room, Trees SA, Salmon Bar, Forever Gems, La Motte, Babylonstoren, Boekenhoutskloof, Rupert & Rothschild, Rickety Bridge, La Chataigne, Mount Camdeboo, Swingfit, Auberge Chocolates, Taki’s, Les Secrets, Salon La Belle, Franschhoek Skin Care Clinic, Clarins, Tracey Kirsten, Tony Fishlock and all the other generous bidders. Sorry if I missed anyone, but please know your contribution is very much appreciated.”
Poached Rhino’s next event will be a charity golf day in April. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.