PHIL LIGGETT MBE

Phil is an English commentator and journalist who covers professional cycling.Affectionately known as ‘the voice of cycling’, Phil currently commentates on professional bike races all over the world, including the Tour de France bike races for ITV in the UK, NBC Sports in the USA and SBS in Australia.

Phil is very passionate about wildlife and saving the many numbers of endangered species.

Phil, with his wife Trish, owns a property on a wildlife reserve close to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, so he is very aware of the current issues threatening the rhino with extinction.

We are delighted to welcome Phil to the Helping Rhinos team and are sure that he will help us to spread awareness and raise the necessary resources that will make a real difference in the fight against the poachers.

 

 

DAVID ZAHARAKIS

David is a professional Australian rules footballer, currently playing for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He has played 147 games and kicked 101 goals. 

David was drafted by Essendon with pick 23 in the 2008 AFL National Draft, he wears the number 11 guernsey. He made his debut in Round 2, 2009 against Fremantle, and earned a Rising star nomination on debut. In Round 5, against Collingwood, he kicked the match winning goal during the final seconds of the Anzac Day Match.
During 2011, he had his best season at Essendon, winning the W.S. Crichton Medal which is award to the clubs Best and Fairest player.

In Round 5, 2013, he won the Anzac Day medal for best afield where he recored 34-disposals and kicked 4 goals.

David is extremely passionate about wildlife and in particular saving endangered wildlife from the many challenges they face, day to day. His love of the rhino started at a very young age and he wants to be able to contribute to the cause of helping save these beautiful animals. 

 

  

HIS HONOUR JUDGE JINDER SINGH BOORA

Jinder was a colleague of our former Patron, the late His Honour Judge Sir Gavyn Arthur. 

Jinder is an experienced British Crown Court Judge with expert knowledge of legal systems around the world. 

Jinder is passionate about animal welfare. His interest in wildlife began as a child, when he enjoyed regular visits to remote parts of Africa and Asia.

After spending nearly 30 years practising in English and international law, and working as a volunteer in the charitable sector, Jinder became a Patron of Helping Rhinos in 2017.

 

 

 

 



HIS HONOUR SIR GAVYN ARTHUR

It is with great sadness that we reflect here the sudden and unexpected passing of our Patron Sir Gavyn Arthur on the 16th May 2016.

Sir Gavyn spent many a happy day as a young boy on Umfolozi Game Reserve watching the work of Dr Ian Player as he executed Operation Rhino, an initiative that effectively saved the white rhino from extinction.  Still with family located in South Africa, Sit Gavyn made an annulal pilgramage back to the land he grew up in.

It was this deep rooted passion for African wildlife and in particular the rhino that made him such a valued member of the Helping Rhinos family.

We shall miss him dearly, but through our memoriam fund we hope to leave a legacy in Sir Gavyn's name that we hope he would have enjoyed and be proud of - 'The Sir Gavyn Arthur Boma' at the Fundimvelo Thula Thula Rhino Rhino Orphanage in KwaZulu-Natal.