Riding for Rhinos

* Three Grade 12 Bishops boys, Matt Perrott, from Rondebosch, Cal Tait, from the Waterfront, and Chris Hyslop, from Constantia, cycled out of Bishops on the start of a six-day, 600km cycle to Knysna to raise funds for Rhinos without Borders on Thursday March 17. The trio are members of the Global Issues Network group at Bishops which aims to nurture global citizens to build a just and sustainable future. They decided to embark on the journey after listening to a talk about the rate of rhino poaching in South Africa and felt that it is not enough to simply be aware of a problem but that it is important to take action. Their Riding for Rhinos campaign has already raised over R136 000 in six weeks on www.givengain.com and they hope to meet their target of R200 000. The money raised will help Rhinos without Borders tag and take DNA samples from two rhinos in the Phinda Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal as part of a programme to relocate genetically diverse rhinos to become part of a breeding herd in Botswana. Some of the money will also help to fund a rhino orphan in the Thula Thula game reserve. The boys received a blessing from Father Terry Wilke and a resounding send off from all the boys at college. Visit the Riding for Rhinos website at http://www.rhinoswithoutborders.com and see the messages of support on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RhinoCycle /timeline. Pictured from left, are Chris, Matt and Cal.