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VHR Fundraiser - Birding Day: Far Schools Project

Unread post by hilda » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:27 am

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Dear Birders,

I would like you to diarise 14 January 2017 for a birding day at the Pretoria Botanical Gardens to help the SANParks Honorary Rangers: Virtual Region to raise funds for our Far Schools Project. Many children living close to a national park have never been to that park. We take them into the park and introduce them to conservation.

Mr Dirk Human (Wildtuinman on the forum), will be our bird guide on Saturday, 14 January 2017 at the Pretoria Botanical Gardens, from 08:00 until 12:00, where after you can enjoy a cup of tea/coffee or a cold drink and a sandwich. Dirk will also deliver a short speech about birding in Southern Africa.

Those who want to spend the rest of the afternoon birding in the Botanical Gardens are more than welcome to do so. Your donation of R200,00 per person includes the entrance fee as well as the refreshments at 12:00.

More guides will be involved depending on the amount of birders present on the day.

The advertisement will be posted on the forum and Facebook as soon as it has been approved, but to save time, (January is just around the corner), please take note of this event. As you know, the best birding time is between November and February, and 14 January suited Dirk the best.

Should you decide to join us on this wonderful outing, kindly send me a PM (or e-mail to barhil@vodamail.co.za) so that I can send you the banking details. Please also send me your name, surname and your car registration number for gate entrance purposes.

Thank you in advance for your support to this great project!

Kind regards,

Hilda.
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Re: VHR Fundraiser - Birding Day: Far Schools Project

Unread post by isinkwe » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:58 pm

hilda wrote:
Dear Birders,

I would like you to diarise 14 January 2017 for a birding day at the Pretoria Botanical Gardens to help the SANParks Honorary Rangers: Virtual Region to raise funds for our Far Schools Project. Many children living close to a national park have never been to that park. We take them into the park and introduce them to conservation.


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A wonderful idea Hilda for fund raising where we can all learn something and at the same time raise some cash to introduce our youth to nature. The more people that know and learn a little about nature in any way , shape or form , the better chance we have of preserving all that we have in our parks and country for future generations .

This is precisely why I booked to go Krugerparking in December this year , holiday season :hmz: , very hot and something I have avoided and said I would never do again since my own children have grown up , but I made a decision then and there. I had no choice , a newbie to holidays :big_eyes: - more on that in the travel tale when we get back :D

I have sent your invitation to some friends of mine , they are not forum members ( :big_eyes: - there are no pills for that illness yet , but I am working on that :D ) Is it cool to bring plebs ( non forum members :lol: :lol: ) I did check and their money looks real :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbs_up:
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Re: VHR Fundraiser - Birding Day: Far Schools Project

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:26 am

What a great initiative. :D

I will be there if at all possible. I just need to find out when my daughter arrives from Scotland.
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Re: VHR Fundraiser - Birding Day: Far Schools Project

Unread post by hilda » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:42 am

isinkwe wrote: Is it cool to bring plebs ( non forum members ) I did check and their money looks real


Non-forum members are more than welcome isinkwe! They will enjoy the day so much that they will become members shortly after this event! :dance: :dance:

Meandering Mouse wrote:I will be there if at all possible. I just need to find out when my daughter arrives from Scotland.


You are more than welcome Meandering Mouse! Bring your daughter with! :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by Hugh » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:10 am

Sounds great we need to organise one here in the Cape ..But Pretoria is again just too far ..... sigh BUT those Pretoria and job mites please support its going to be a great day.
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Re: VHR Fundraiser - Birding Day: Far Schools Project

Unread post by Hippotragus » Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:56 am

A great idea, Hilda!

I hope Rich 31 and I will be there. I will see if I can think of anyone else to join us.

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Unread post by hilda » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:01 am

Thanks Hippotragus! Appreciated! :gflower:
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Re: VHR Fundraiser - Birding Day: Far Schools Project

Unread post by Crested Val » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:29 pm

Congrats Hilda on a wonderful initiative. :gflower:

I do hope that many people local to Pretoria will take part in this (we would if we were nearer!!!!) :dance:

Wishing you all the success with this worth while adventure!!! :clap:

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Unread post by hilda » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:35 pm

Thank you Val! We are looking forward to this event so much, and might even do it on a more regular basis if this one is a success. :D
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:40 pm

I will be there Hilda!

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Unread post by hilda » Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:28 am

Thank you Karin! Your name is on the list. :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by wildflowergirl » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:26 pm

I forwarded the info to my aunt&uncle that lives in Pretoria. :D
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Unread post by hilda » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:49 pm

That's great! Thank you wildflowergirl! :dance: :dance:
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Re: VHR Fundraiser - Birding Day: Far Schools Project

Unread post by hilda » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:26 am

At last, the advertisement!

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Re: VHR Fundraiser - Birding Day: Far Schools Project

Unread post by salamanda » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:31 am

Very envious!


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