Charging Rhinos rally through Slindon’s woodland to raise cash

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QUAINT woodland in Slindon was transformed into an adrenaline addict’s playground as 4x4 racers from across the land tackled the village’s ups and downs for charity.

More than 200 people turned out to support the first Rhino Charge event held last month at the Slindon Safari 4x4 Driving Centre, off Shellbridge Road.

The day was supporting Kenyan conservation charity Rhino Ark and saw 12 teams racing through the woods in 4x4 vehicles, taking on a range of muddy challenges.

Event organiser John Bowden said he was pleased with how things went on the day, with more than £6,500 being raised for the conservation cause.

“This was the first time we held the event in Slindon and it really did prove ideal,” he said.

“The competitors all loved it.

“There were lots of smiling faces and happy people joining in with the fun.”

The 4x4 challenge attracted teams from far and wide across the UK, with competitors from Cambridge, Leicester and Birmingham joining the event.

“We have a pretty loyal following of people – most of them who are very keen on their conservation of animal habitats in Kenya – join us,” Mr Bowden said.

For more details on Rhino Ark, see www.rhinoark.org.