Spare a Night For The Rhinos!
Join us for another great year in supporting Bowling for Rhinos Australia, an initiative of the American Association of Zoo Keepers in conjunction with Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation and Zarraffa’s Coffee, to aid in the conservation efforts of the beautiful but endangered Rhino!
This year, Bowling for Rhinos returns to Zone Bowling at Robina Town Centre on the Gold Coast where the night will be filled with friendly competition while raising funds for a worthwhile cause: the saving of a unique and incredibly fascinating species.
Each year, Zarraffa’s Coffee contributes an additional $25,000 to the event with Managing Director, Kenton Campbell having seen firsthand the impact that fundraising has for the team and the animals they care for at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya.
An annual event across the world, Bowling for Rhinos has, to date, raised a collective $6.6 million which is spread across the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, International Rhino Foundation and Action for Cheetahs in Kenya as well as various wildlife organisations throughout Indonesia.
When: 6pm Thursday, 7th November 2019
Where: Zone Bowling, Robina Town Centre
Cost: $25 – Spectators, $40 – 2 games + shoe hire
All monies raised from bowling and raffles held on the night will be donated to Bowling for Rhinos.
Lewa Conservancy also sits adjacent Meru Coffee plantation, in the foothills of Mt Kenya. The financial contribution Zarraffa’s makes in purchasing Meru’s coffee crop each season, in a ‘trade, not aid’ relationship, helps to keep the community funded; taking away the temptation to participate in the lucrative poaching trade.
Through education and working in-conjunction with their neighbours in Lewa, Meru assists in its own way the conservation of so many rare species. A true ‘coffee for conservation’ ethos, in so many ways.
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has provided a safe and suitable home for Rhinos since 1983 and continues to be a leading pioneer in private Rhino sanctuaries in East Africa. Since 2013, there have been zero poaching incidents in the region and their Rhino numbers have grown from a low 15 rhinos to 169 through their curation and local education.
For more information about the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, visit their website.