Daktari Newsletter May/June 2011 edition By Andrea Leonard
A New House for the Piggies!! Wow, we have a cozy new house to sleep in! Thanks to God mother, Gillie, our wonderful sponsor for helping to fund it!
Some sad news from Daktari Sadly Jessica, our beautiful Serval was killed by a Honey Badger during the night. She was a much loved member of the Daktari family and will be missed. Also in May, Niña the Bush Baby became unwell. The vet diagnosed that she had suffered a stroke. Unfortunately nothing could be done and Niña is now resting in peace in the Bushbaby heaven . Jessica Honey Badger Niña
Street Party Bush Style! <ul><li>We had our first Bush Street Party on Saturday 4 th June. We invited residents and volunteers from all the nearby reserves and partied til midnight. </li></ul><ul><li>Our volunteers raised R3500 for Daktari by selling drinks & hot dogs! </li></ul><ul><li>A brilliant night was had by everyone, and we made money! </li></ul>
A Big Thank You to Brigitte Bardot Wow! The Brigitte Bardot Foundation has donated €6200 to build our new Mongoose Camp. I hear they do wonderful work for other animals all over the world. We really should thank them! We can go to their website with this link…… Brigitte Bardot Foundation Website Lots of love to our B.B.
I ’ ve been talking to Ian & Michele and they told me that lots of people make smaller donations as well as the large ones. They told me they are very grateful for all donations, and although not all of them can be mentioned in the Newsletters, they are very much appreciated. Every little helps, and we ’ re always happy to get more food and treats! Psssst….. I ’ ve just been told that a book has been made by Nicola Coady, an ex volunteer, about the adventures and experiences of volunteers at Daktari. Every copy sold raises money for Daktari, so don ’ t delay… grab your copy today! Click on the image of me to see and buy the book…..
Some of our animals still need sponsors. Can you help? Shiloweni is still looking for more sponsors to help keep up his big appetite for R200 a month . Caline would really appreciate someone to sponsor her and her little girl Halloween for R300 each a month. Our little cutie Weasel is looking for a kind donor to sponsor him for just R200 a month! Eeyore lives among us in the camp as he is blind. He needs R300 a month for his food and shelter.
Volunteers at Daktari May/June Ainslie, UK Maggie, USA Gemma, UK Hidde, The Netherlands Sinead, UK David, Switzerland Siel, Belgium Marthe, The Netherlands Maryse, France Sophie, France
And some more… Sharon, UK Eefje, The Netherlands Sinclair, France Dörte, Germany Lara, Germany Clemence, France Martin, France Sophia, France
Work has started on the new dormitory for the children thanks to a donation of €10,000 from Daktari Germany . The volunteers cleared the ground and dug trenches for the foundations, with a little help(?!) from the Piggies!
How to Donate Tax deductible In South Africa In South Africa Bank: First National Bank, Hoedspruit, South Africa Swift number: FIRN ZA JJ Branch Number: 270652 Account Number: Cheque Account (Non-Profit) 62044965129 Name: Daktari Wildlife Orphanage, South Africa In Germany Bank: Sparkasse Münsterland-Ost Bankleitzahl: 40050150 Konto-Nummer: 1350 88 888. Name: Spendensammelverein Münster e.V. Reference: DAKTARI-Südafrika – Busch-Schule & Wildwaisen - Station You can donate by Pay Pal Children Project Educate over 220 South African children about nature & environment Vehicle Project Vehicle to transport underprivileged children Club Kids Project Teach 125 Wildlife Club kids in rural villages Just Giving UK (Tax Deductible in UK) Just Giving UK (Tax Deductible in UK) Just Giving UK (Tax Deductible in UK) Just Giving US (Tax Deductible in US) Just Giving US (Tax Deductible in US) Just Giving US (Tax Deductible in US)
<ul><li>We would like to say a big thank you to all of our friends, donors and sponsors. And to all of our volunteers who make Daktari the wonderful place that it is. </li></ul>