IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Last week, the EWT held its annual Conservation and Development Week. This event gives EWT staff from all over the country the opportunity to connect, discuss projects, share lessons learnt, revise our conservation strategies, and give back to our community. It was wonderful to catch up with colleagues after lockdown, get our creative juices flowing, and inspire each other to take our conservation work to new heights. The South African National Blood Service also joined us for a day, enabling 21 staff members to donate much-needed blood to their reserves.
CAPE TOWN GOLF DAY
We hosted our very first golf day fundraising event in the mother city on 16 April at the Royal Cape Golf Club. Cape Town was at its most beautiful with perfect weather and no wind to speak of, and all of our players commented on what a great day out it was on an amazing course.
Fundraising is difficult at the best of times and during COVID-19, it has been even more challenging. That is why events such as this one are so important, helping to keep The EWT going and raising much needed funds for our conservation activities.
To host a successful event, you need lots of support, and the EWT had that in abundance at this event. A massive thank you to Jurgens Bekker Attorneys for sponsoring so many of our prizes and our celebrity fourball, and aha Hotels and Lodges for generously sponsoring some fantastic weekends away for our auction.
The Table Mountain Fund, Twizza, Syntell, and Bose Professional all sponsored holes on the day and played a round of golf themselves.
Jurgens Bekker, aha Hotels and Lodges, Q20, Painted Wolf Wines, Miir, Lancewood, Rhino Beetle Gin, Spanjaard, Blue Bottles Liquors, Sherry’s antiques, The Meter Man, Meerlust wines, Rob Little, and Adidas all sponsored some fantastic prizes that helped to make the day a success.
Thank you to all of our fourballs: Table Mountain Fund, Blur Bottle Liquors Paarl, Limecoal, Jurgens Bekker attorneys, Twizza, Allister Rogan, Rian du Plessis, The Meter Man, Alexander Forbes, ALP Investments, Independent Claims, Mission Engineering, Paper Boss, Syntell, Duncan McGuire, Craig Milner, John Lamont, Karen Kearns, Tania Ihlenfeldt, IQ Business, and aha Hotels and Lodges.
SOME OF OUR FASCINATING SCIENCE SATURDAY POSTS
- Discovering the Old Salt Trail
- Grass Owls – a story of hope
- A fond farewell
- Leaving a legacy of life – Remembering Melanie Kwan
- In case you missed it
- One frog, one mountain
- Conservation Canines to Save our Species from illegal wildlife trade
- WASH: a blessing for youth in the Soutpansberg
- A word from the CEO
- Becoming a Conservation Canine