Animal care students fundraiser for Wild Africa Rhino Sanctuary

Students at South Essex College’s Southend campus have been raising funds for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa to help with the conservation and maintenance of a wildlife sanctuary.

The students have been hosting multiple stalls across campus selling a variety of different cakes, sweets and raffle prizes to help fund this life changing experience. 

The students will gain a world of experience that can help them within their chosen careers such as animal management and conservation.

They will be spending five days at Care for Wild Africa Rhino Sanctuary, then six days in the national Kruger National Park in South Africa. Here they will carry out wildlife surveys, learn how to track animals, embark on a safari day and night, learn about poaching and how the park works to reduce the impacts of poaching.

Catherine Mead, Animal Science Lecturer at South Essex College, said: “The fundraising has gone really well and the students have put so much effort in to the quality of items for sale and presentation.

“Hosting the fundraiser has boosted their overall confidence and given them a sense of achievement and can do attitude.”

Their goal is to raise £2,800 with a variety of fundraising events across campus.  

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