We are proud to have a number of Ambassadors who are out in the world spreading the word about Helping Rhinos and the rhino cause in gerneral.  We are delighted to introduce some of them to you here.

 

HANNAH RUSSELL

 

Hannah is an avid animal lover and lives in the Yorkshire Dales with her 13 pets. Leaving school at 16 years old Hannah was unsure of her future, until Little Alf the mini shetland came in to her life. After starting and growing a blog about Little Alf and gaining thousands of followers her first book was published at just 17 years old and has gone on since to be a best selling author of 5 books and won New York's literacy award in 2017. Hannah is incredibly passionate about charity work and in 2017 was awarded from HRH Princess Anne for long term recognition to the charities she works with. 

In 2018 Hannah started a rhino clothing business called 'Russell Rhino' to raise awareness for Rhinos and was then introduced to 'Helping Rhinos' now 20% of every sale from the clothing brand goes to helping rhinos. 

 

CARA FREW

 

Cara is a singer/songwriter originally from South Africa and now living in London, UK. Having grown up in a country so rich in wildlife heritage, Cara was determined to give something back, and with a number one single already to her name in South Africa and opening for The Script in 2018, Cara's musical career has given her the perfect opportunity to do so.

As well as focussing her pop career, Cara is also an accomplished show jumper, competing internationally for South Africa and has a modelling career when her time allows. Cara is a semi-finalist in the 2018 Miss Universe UK competition, and is using this platform to help raise awareness of the plight of Africa's endangered wildlife and to bring a focus on the courageous women of the Black Mambas, South Africa's first all female anti-poaching unit. 

We welcome Cara to the Helping Rhinos team and look forward to working with her for many years to come.

 

FIONA SANDERSON

 

Fiona is the co-founder of the Rhino Rock organisation, and was instrumental in putting on a hugely successful concert at Windsor Great Park featuring Placido Domingo in 1991 in aid of rhino conservation. More recently Fiona has been running the Luxury Channel.

Fiona brings a great passion to help protect rhinos and a wealth of experience in media and events promotion and we are looking forward to continuing to work with Fiona for years to come.

 

 

SARA WILSON

 

"I adopted my first Sumatran Rhino simply because I had never seen anything that cute!

I then branched over to Nandi and Storm, now at the Zululand Rhino Orphanage. After pondering about what in the world I could give my clients for Christmas, I came up with the thought that a baby rhino under the Christmas tree would be a special thing. Thats how I came in contact with Helping Rhinos, and branched out to adopt about 6 baby rhinos.

One morning I woke up in Los Angeles, to see that the rhino orphanage Nandi and Storm were at had been attacked by poachers.  Impy & Gugu had been slaughtered for their tiny baby horns. This literally broke my heart, and certainly changed me. 

As a international fashion photographer, I started my @fashionsaysno instagram campaign. It was amazing to see how many of the models that I shot were very interested in using some of their followers & influence to spread awareness to a new audience.

It’s a long fight ahead, but we can all pull together…..besides, when a woman wants something…there is very little that can stop her. ;-)”

 

 

DUKE AND RUBIN

 

Duke Ingran and Rubin Besuris are from the eco-pop band Besureis and the One Fight.Unite team. One Fight.Unite created the worldwide Say No awareness campaign, which has Dr Jane Goodall as its Patron and is supported by well known names, including: Sir David Attenborough, Jeremy Irons and David Gilmour plus many more.

Duke and Rubin work tirelssly creating epic landscapes through their music and videos, bringing the conservation message to a new audience.  This is in addition to their committed work with the Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots education programme.

Helping Rhinos are proud to have been invited to participate in a number of Bresureis charity fundraiser shows, and thank Duke and Rubin for their support. 

 

ABAGAIL GARDINER

 

Abagail is from South Africa and currently living in London with her husband Paul and daughter Rosy.  

Abagail has a honours degree in Anthropology from Rhodes University. After university she work at Shamwari Game Reserve where she ran the Day Visitors Centre before moving on to becoming a Lodge Manager at Bayethe Tented Camp for 2 years. Abagail spent two years in London working for a gap year company that sent students to volunteer on the reserve.

Thereafter, she returned to Shamwari as Manager of the Born Free Foundations big cat rescue and education centre. In this time she helped the foundation rescue and relocate 5 leopards and 3 lions an unsuitable environment in Europe. In 2011 she took on more of a marketing role for the Born Free Foundation and helped with several projects in the UK and South Africa.

Now working for leading South African NGO Wilderness Foundation, Abagail has forged a strong relationship witht he Helping Rhinos Managament team and is a perfect example of people and organisations working together for the good of the rhinos.