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22ND SEPTEMBER, 2017

Linton Park Wines Donate to Rhino Conservation

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Linton Park Estate the Cape Winelands, South Africa made a substantial donation of R120,000 to the Rhinos Without Borders (RWB) campaign for rhino conservation for the second year running in co-operation with local Hugo Rust Primary School who had their own fundraising drive. With International Rhino Day being celebrated on Friday 22nd September, cheques amounting to R120,000, more than double that of last year was given during a special occasion on the estate to guest of honour Francois Peenz, CEO of Africa Foundation and Steering Committee Member of RWB.

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Herman le Roux, Linton Park’s Commercial Director, explained,

“At Linton Park we fully endorse Camellia’s global philosophy of environment and nature conservation wherever possible. In view of the fact that we have a sensitive and threatened ecosystem on the estate that is a distinctively rare South African type of veld -  historically and commonly known as Renosterveld, we decided to commit ourselves to conservation on a wider scale and also specifically to rhino preservation as part of South Africa’s unique cultural heritage.”

He added,

“We came to realise that the continued existence of the rhino on the African continent and also in our country is unfortunately seriously jeopardised and very much under financial pressure. Linton Park can again make this donation due to the growing sales of the estate’s ’Rhino’ wine range during the past financial year. Our donation was accumulated by one rand per bottle going to the rhino conservation fund. We received wonderful support from the public, the media and the trade and we wish to thank them all for making our donation possible. This enabled us to increase our donation of R50,000 in 2016 to R92,000 this year.”

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At the Linton Park event Ronel Saayman, project leader and teacher at Hugo Rust Primary, accompanied by four of the school’s senior pupils, handed the school’s donation to Francois Peenz. She emphasised that her school was proud to put its full support behind this proud joint Wellington initiative to save the rhino from extinction

Hugo Rust Primary School in Wellington with its 600 pupils  joined forces with Linton Park in the fight to save rhinos donating R 5,000 in 2016. This year the school again through various imaginative fundraising initiatives, including a range of colourful hand produced rhino icons by the pupils, attracted wide public interest and support. 

A final and quite unexpected increased amount of R27,000 was finally counted.

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At the Linton Park event Ronel Saayman, project leader and teacher at Hugo Rust Primary, accompanied by four of the school’s senior pupils, handed the donation to Francois Peenz. She emphasised that her school was proud to put its full support behind this proud joint Wellington initiative to save the rhino from extinction. 

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