RCB thanks special young fundraisers

Three brilliant young ladies, (l–r) Molly, Sadie and Caylyn sold sweets to raise money for rhino conservation.

Three brilliant young ladies, (l–r) Molly, Sadie and Caylyn sold sweets to raise money for rhino conservation.

Recently, we’ve been incredibly impressed to hear about the fundraising efforts of some of RCB’s youngest supporters.

Last year, three young rhino-lovers decided to do something to help Rhino Conservation Botswana (RCB) protect more wild rhinos in Botswana. After Halloween, nine-year-old Caylyn, Molly and Sadie had more sweets than they could possibly eat, so they decided to sell them to raise money for rhino conservation.

First, the girls designed and built their own ‘sweet vending machine’ from old boxes and toilet rolls. Then they considered their stocks of sweets – excellent insight into running a small business! – and finally, they took their ‘shop’ in to their school, Rustenberg Girls Junior School in Cape Town.

The girls made this amazing vending machine to sell sweets to raise awareness about rhinos at school.

The girls made this amazing vending machine to sell sweets to raise awareness about rhinos at school.

Here, the grade 4 pupils sold the sweets during lunch breaks over two days. They told all their customers about the rhinos’ plight and need for protection. Once they had sold all their sweets, these three generous girls gave 100% of their earnings – a fabulous $20 – to RCB to help rhinos. 

Map Ives, RCB’s Director, says: “These girls have not only helped to raise awareness about rhinos at their school, they have selflessly donated all of the money they raised to rhino conservation. We’re incredibly grateful to them for their efforts – and will use the funds they raised to keep more rhinos safe.

We wanted to show our appreciation by sending them this ‘thank you’ certificate, and hope that their story will inspire more supporters to do something for rhinos.”

Would you like to help raise funds for RCB? If so, please let us know by emailing info@rhinoconservationbotswana.com and we will do our best to support you.