The Blue Fund boosts SANCCOB’s ‘chick season’ donations
On Friday, 03 February 2017, delegates of The Blue Fund – a partnership between Grindrod Bank and Wildlands – joined us for the release 12 endangered African penguins at Stony Point in Betty’s Bay. The Blue Fund helped to raise significant funds during the annual chick season to help rescue and rehabilitate abandoned African penguin chicks.
Francois Louw, fundraising and marketing manager of SANCCOB, said, “Support from the public, and organisations, like The Blue Fund, is crucial to SANCCOB’s conservation work. We are very grateful to have partnered with The Blue Fund and thank the public for helping to make the programme such a huge success.”
“The opportunity to witness the successful outcome of the amazing work being done by SANCCOB is such a privilege,” said Mark Gerrard, Blue Fund manager for Wildlands. “It is unfortunate that intervention is required. However, in this case it is critical and SANCCOB does such a professional job.
“Grindrod Bank feels privileged to have played a role in such a heart-warming conservation project. It has been fantastic to witness the concerted effort by the team at SANCCOB, who are truly dedicated to the preservation of the African penguin and other magnificent seabirds,” said Sarah Freestone, marketing manager for Grindrod Bank.
SANCCOB’s penguin adoption programme is an ongoing initiative that provides the organisation with necessary funding to continue its vital work. We encourage the public to play their part in helping to save the endangered African penguin species, by “adopting a penguin” at a cost of R600 (for an email pack) or R700 (for a postal pack).