Rhino & Elephant Awareness Day
September 13th, 2015
The AWARE Trust invited Tiritose to assist on their fundraising initiative for a Rhino and Elephant Awareness event at the Old Georgians Sports Club. We assisted with marketing the event, rounding up volunteers and carried out flashmobs with dancers from the Tamba Africa Ensemble at several shopping malls around Harare. The flashmobs were successful in raising awareness of this event and of the great work AWARE is doing for our wildlife.
AWARE is the only conservation trust in Zimbabwe run by veterinarians, focusing on the welfare of wildlife and conservation of habitats. Their mission is to pro-actively further the conservation and welfare of wildlife and habitats, and to raise AWAREness of veterinary and ecological threats to the various species and habitats.
The day started with early morning runs (5km and 10km). There were several performances including Charlie Summerfield, livestream from Johannesburg by Joanne Cooper. The event was a huge success that resulted in the raising of over $9000. It was streamed live by ZOL and Shannon Elizabeth (Hollywood actress, most known for her role in American Pie & Scary Movie) was present and contributed by raising money from the U.S. through her site Animal Avengers.