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 Post subject: Re: Donating your old binoculars
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:29 pm 
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thanx Bert, lets see what the family has stashed away :D

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 Post subject: Re: Donating your old binoculars
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Dear All

There will be more to follow, not only for Addo.

So far 8 sets are now in use that otherwise would be still unused or thrown out.

Anyone who has old binos can do a really good turn to someone less well off than us. You really can make a difference and it costs nothing.

You don't have to be visiting SANParks yourselves there are plenty of people on this Forum who can deliver them when they visit.

Please make a difference

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 Post subject: Re: Donating your old binoculars
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Thanks JDW, hopefully the Rat Pack can help you out in January by taking some to the KNP :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Donating your old binoculars
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I have an old pair of Bushnell 7x35....would those be of any use? If so, anyone from USA going anytime soon? I'll FedEx 'em to you.


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 Post subject: Re: Donating your old binoculars
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Africat, we're going in Feb and will be giving away a pair of compact Bushnell 12x25's. If you haven't gotten any takers to deliver yours to KNP, pm me and we'll get your binoculars there!

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I've managed to collet 2 pairs so far.. We're going to Tamboti in December. Who do I leave them with?

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I also have an old pair of binos, not great, but better than nothing, :wink:
will take them up with me in Feb.
Does anyone have any ideas where/who the best place to leave them?

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Good Q Elsa, and I'm interested in the answer too. I hope to see you in Feb!

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Hi Stark,
Thank you so much for responding to my offer. I'll PM you now for an address and send them to you to take on your Feb. trip. Have an incredible visit and I'll wait to read the trip report!


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 Post subject: Re: Donating your old binoculars
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Elsa wrote:
I also have an old pair of binos, not great, but better than nothing, :wink:
will take them up with me in Feb.
Does anyone have any ideas where/who the best place to leave them?


This turns out to be more problematic than it first appears to be. SANParks are reluctant to nominate a person to receive them in case they are thought to be showing favouritism, which is a perfect sensible stand.

So what I did last year was to get the names of the head of Field Guiding Services in camps that I stayed in and donated a pair to him with the proviso that they be used as a "group" resource i.e. they weren't given to any one individual.

So three pairs (provided by JDW) went to Field Services and one went to a guide nominated by a forumite.

This time I'm hoping that I can somehow donate a couple of pairs (again donated by JDW) to the Ratpackers.

If anyone wants some more information please let me know and I'll PM you with details.

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saraf, what a wise and creative solution. :clap:

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saraf, what a wise and creative solution. :clap:
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Thanks Restio but it wasn't me - FrancoisD put in a lot of effort on my behalf and got the names of the rangers in the camps.

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Saraf and FD :thumbs_up:

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Excellent advice, and we'll do the same. :thumbs_up:

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