The Port Elizabeth branch of SANCCOB is raised funds to pay for a state-of-the-art swimming pool to help rehabilitate seabirds, and it’s nearly finished!
Port Elizabeth, South Africa – The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) is a leading marine-orientated non-profit organisation in South Africa, experts and internationally recognised leaders in oiled wildlife response, rehabilitation and chick-rearing.
They have treated more than 90 000 oiled, ill, injured or abandoned endangered African penguins and other threatened seabirds since being established in 1968.
Their premises in Port Elizabeth raised money for a much-needed swimming pool. The new state-of-the-art rehabilitation pool with six associated pens for seabird patients is nearly completed.
The new structure will provide a more efficient space for birds and day to day seabird conservation work, and accommodate an improved flow of seabirds undergoing rehabilitation.
“The new rehabilitation pool under construction at our Port Elizabeth centre has been plastered and had the first coat of paint applied. Once the concrete is dry enough, the first waterproofing coat will be applied and we are very excited to see this project in progress.
We launched a public appeal to supplement the total cost of R1.7million and with the support of all individuals who donated, we raised funds in excess of our R100,000.00 target set for this particular campaign. We wish to convey a special thank you to all who have given thus far and encourage you to share this project news to help us reach the full target in this final stretch. As the building work progresses, the finishes will also be important elements to create a durable and strong structure and you can still donate to our Build-A-Pool fundraising initiative.” – SANCCOB, Port Elizabeth
The funds raised so far will help subsidise the expense of the swimming pool. They are still hoping people will continue to donate to the cost and help bring their expenses down. Anyone wanting to give money, can do so via their website here.