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Friedrich von Hörsten
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Lost/forgotten HR prize...

Unread post by Friedrich von Hörsten » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:45 pm

In 2014/2015 I visited Kruger park, and saw 100+ wild dogs in 14 days! And then I read the poster: cheetah and wild dog sensus competition -- sponsored by EWT and HR... fabulous prizes!
In May 2017 I finally heard from Grant Beverly:

CONGRATULATIONS! You have won a holiday in Kruger Park!

3.5 months later, I am still waiting for my prize... I contacted Grant again -- SORRY, prize was SPONSORED BY HONORARY RANGERS...

They don't answer's Grant's e-mails... still waiting for an answer...

Question: does anybody on this forum remember these prizes?

Would love to hear from you...

God bless,

Friedrich von Hörsten
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Re: Lost/forgotten HR prize...

Unread post by Crested Val » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:12 pm

May 2017 was not that long ago, so I would not give up hope yet...........Grant is always mega busy, maybe he did not see your email to him. :thumbs_up:

You said they dont answer Grant's emails...............who is they, and what emails? If I know that, I might be able to help, as I am also an HR, but my region was not actually involved in this. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lost/forgotten HR prize...

Unread post by isinkwe » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:42 pm

Friedrich von Hörsten wrote:CONGRATULATIONS! You have won a holiday in Kruger Park!


There is one thing I can help you with here Friedrich , I know you live very far away from Kruger in the Cape, so once you get your prize , I would be quite willing to take it off your hands and visit Kruger on your behalf :lol: :lol: :lol:
I will send you loads of photographs of ' your Holiday'

Hope that helps
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Re: Lost/forgotten HR prize...

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:03 pm

@ Val .... I will give you some contacts to follow up. Hopefully we can sort this out Fredrick :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lost/forgotten HR prize...

Unread post by Friedrich von Hörsten » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:33 pm

Isinkwe,

You are such a gentleman...! ... lol

Maybe this can help...


Dear Friedrich

Please accept my apology for the situation which I understand must be extremely frustrating. I have handed the issue over to the new manager of the carnivore conservation programme to follow up. The accommodation prize was arranged via SANParks Honorary rangers who have not responded regarding the claiming of the prize. Please do forgive us and I hope the issue can be resolved ASAP.

Regards

Grant Beverley
Senior Field Worker: Endangered Wildlife Trust
grantb@ewt.org.za
www.ewt.org.za
Cell:071 470 7112
tel: + 27 (0) 11 372 3600
fax: 0866365821
Private Bag X11, Modderfontein, 1645, South Africa
Pinelands Office Park, Building K2, Ardeer Rd, Modderfontein


There were at least 2 Kruger Park prizes, and 1 big prize of a new Nikon D7100 + 18-140mm zoom lens in the competition...

Thanks and God bless,

Friedrich.

PS My problem -- prizes ONLY VALID OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS -- I am a teacher and ONLY have holidays DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS... lol.

Fortunately I have been offered special leave this year (once every 7 years), that falls end of November, and is OUTSIDE of school holidays. So November is my only hope of claiming this prize till I retire in 3 years' time... and time is running out to make any bookings.
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Re: Lost/forgotten HR prize...

Unread post by isinkwe » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:23 pm

Friedrich von Hörsten wrote:PS My problem -- prizes ONLY VALID OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS -- I am a teacher and ONLY have holidays DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS... lol.


My previous offer still stands Friedrich Image
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Re: Lost/forgotten HR prize...

Unread post by Friedrich von Hörsten » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:24 pm

Isinkwe,

You are SO generous, I even get a lump in my throat...

God bless,
Friedrich
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Re: Lost/forgotten HR prize...

Unread post by Crested Val » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:57 pm

I am pleased to say that this issue has been escalated, and we hope to have an answer for Friederich soon. :dance:

Friederich will of course be contacted personally with the outcome of this enquiry, but I will also post that here as well for clarity. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lost/forgotten HR prize...

Unread post by Mischief » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:24 pm

Excellent news Val! Well done to all those who got involved in trying to resolve the situation
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Re: Lost/forgotten HR prize...

Unread post by Friedrich von Hörsten » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:34 pm

Hi Crested Val,

Seems like you are superwoman... lol. Lets hope there is a positive outcome for all...

In the meantime, I see there are still quite a few camps with accommodation in November, before school holidays start...

Holding thumbs!

God bless you,

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Re: Lost/forgotten HR prize...

Unread post by Mischief » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:58 am

Has there been a positive outcome yet for you Friedrich ?
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Re: Lost/forgotten HR prize...

Unread post by Friedrich von Hörsten » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:30 pm

Hi Mischief,

Not a word...

I suppose they had good intentions, but can't keep their promises anymore... lol.

God bless,

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Re: Lost/forgotten HR prize...

Unread post by salamanda » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:32 pm

Wow, I'm really sorry Friedrich - its more than a month since they 'escalated' the issue. This is so disappointing.

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Re: Lost/forgotten HR prize...

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:31 pm

I will follow up again. The person I forwarded the issue to has been out of the country for the past 4 weeks.
- Dalene

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Re: Lost/forgotten HR prize...

Unread post by salamanda » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:08 pm

:thumbs_up: DB. :gflower:


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