Cubs take to stage for rhinos

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PORT Rex Lions Cubs at Hudson Park Primary School put together a drama showcase to raise funds and awareness of rhino poaching in the Eastern Cape.

They raised R2851 through R10 “Rhino tax” fees charged to those attending the showcase.

Pastoral head at Hudson Park Primary and drama teacher Morgan Lands said: “We chose to charge R10 because of the rhino pictured on the R10 note.”

GIVING IT STICK:  Port   Rex   Lion   Cubs  at Hudson Park Primary School put together a drama showcase to raise funds to assist in the fight against rhino poaching. Some pupils performing an ‘advertisement’ for a submarine are, from front left, Kellan Chettiar, Neha Naidoo, Allyssa Joseph and Xola Makongolo. In the back, from left, are Reece Baldwin and Siyamkela Mbinyashe Picture: SARAH KINGON
GIVING IT STICK: Port Rex Lion Cubs at Hudson Park Primary School put together a drama showcase to raise funds to assist in the fight against rhino poaching. Some pupils performing an ‘advertisement’ for a submarine are, from front left, Kellan Chettiar, Neha Naidoo, Allyssa Joseph and Xola Makongolo. In the back, from left, are Reece Baldwin and Siyamkela Mbinyashe Picture: SARAH KINGON

Thanks to a generous donation of R5000 from the Port Rex Lions Club and a civvies day at the school, they were able to donate a total of R13271.40 to www.stoprhinopoaching.com.

“They have a vested interest in saving the rhinos in the Eastern Cape. All the money we raise will be ploughed back into rhino rehabilitation centres and game parks in the Eastern Cape. We have also written letters of hope and encouragement [about 700] to South African rhino rangers,” Lands said.

All the best drama pieces were selected to be presented at the showcase. A total of 145 children from grades 4 to 7 took part in dancing, beat-boxing, singing, rhyme, mime and skits to showcase their dramatic talent and raise awareness for the worthwhile cause.

Port Rex Lion Cubs’ Africa Matshingana said about the fundraiser: “The purpose of this show is to tell the whole community that rhino poaching is bad and should stop.”

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