After the cancellation of last years Rhino Charge, we are delighted that this year’s event was a huge success. Everyone pulled together to make this a Rhino Charge to remember, including the teams, sponsors, local community, spectators and organisers. This year was especially challenging given the requirements and restrictions imposed by COVID-19. You can read more about the preparations here and the role of Castor Vali as a sponsor and security advisor.
This year, through fundraising by the teams and guard post sponsors, a grand total of KES 140,432,208 ($1.3m) was raised. A further, KES 5,069,004 ($47,000) was raised for the community and will be used for local projects.
Funds raised are for projects managed by the Rhino Ark Kenya Charitable Trust. Rhino Ark work towards the conservation of Kenya’s water towers. Rhino Ark highlight that: “Most of Kenya’s forests are in mountain areas, in particular Mt. Kenya, Aberdares, Mau Complex, Cherangani Hills and Mt. Elgon. These areas are known as the “water towers” of Kenya as they form the upper catchment of all but one of the main rivers in Kenya. Although these “water towers” cover less than 2% of the total land area in Kenya, they provide invaluable services to Kenya’s inhabitants, economy and wildlife. They also support transboundary water bodies, underlining their regional and international importance.”
Well done to everyone involved. We look forward to doing it all again next year!