Rat Pack fundraiser for Game Rangers
31 January to 3 February 2009!
Fellow Forumites, over the last while it has come to the attention of some of us that there are many Field Rangers in SANPARKS that are trying to do their jobs, but are lacking in some very basic equipment!
These dedicated men are spending days out in the veld protecting the game and park we love so much, but are doing so without basic necessities and other tools to perform their jobs such as:
Ammo magazine pouch
DotDan has been looking for a way to kick off a project to collect funds to enable the park to purchase these much needed items for their rangers. When the issue of the rats at Pretorius Kop became a chit chat discussion the idea of the Rat Pack was formed. This created the ideal platform to get the ball rolling and between DD and three other likeminded compatriots (Joekin, WTM and Imax), much brain storming has been taking place as to what could be done.
At this stage we are still quite a long way from executing the plan, but this we can share for now:
- We have approval from Sanparks and a project is being registered.
- Due to school holidays and accommodation availability the Rat Pack adventure, Called “The Rat Pack goes Cat Hunting” will take place early in 2009 (it’s a long way away, but please keep your interest for the Rats)
- Save some Christmas and bonus money as “betting” will open in January as to what and how many of the selected animals we will see in the period that we will go hunting. (plus some side bets thought up by yourselves)
If anyone has any contacts that could help with sponsorship of any of the above items apart from our fund collection efforts, you are welcome to assist.
We would also like to get some info of this into magazines such as Getaway, Weg etc, to get more exposure and hopefully get more funds.
As things progress on our side we will keep you updated on this thread, so stay tuned.
We would like to thank you for keeping this discussion alive as this gave us the opportunity to get the wheel turning and hope that the gusto with which you participated here, will also be displayed for the fundraiser.