Help Wildlife in SA

Hands-on help is needed in a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in KwaZulu-Natal, in South Africa

Abandoned baby Springbok being cared for by a volunteer This is our new born baby springbok we are mothering. During a recent game capture effort a mother gave birth and left her baby behind. It came to us with the umbilical cord still attached. She has now found out what her very long legs are for and is taking walks around.

Phil Perkes In Africa

Phil Perkes with Rhino in South Africa

Phil Perkes in Africa (his favourite place) with his favourite animal, the White Rhino

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ABOUT US

The Bridge The Gap Foundation was so named because its aim is to try to bridge the gap between the have's and the have-nots.

At The BTG, we help disadvantaged children, animals and communities in two main ways:

We provide financial support to assist in many ways, for example, by educating educating children who can't afford to go to school, buying educational equipment for poor community schools, and paying for the treatment and rehabilitation of animals in sanctuaries and wildlife centres.

We work together with Travellers Worldwide to provide financial support and volunteers who do worthwhile, hands-on work that contributes sustainable, on-going support directly to the beneficiaries, i.e. the children themselves, the animals and the communities.  

HOW WE STARTED

The BTG was set up by Jennifer Perkes after the death of husband and co-founder of Travellers, Phil Perkes, in August 2004.

Phil had spent many years in Africa and his fondest memories were of the times he spent in Game Reserves watching his favourite 'soul-mate', the White Rhino. Phil also spent a lot of time setting up projects for Travellers that help disadvantaged children in poverty-rife communities and his work has resulted in many children having life opportunities that would not have been possible without Travellers.

The BTG was set up in memory of Phil's achievements in improving disadvantaged communities and his incredible contribution to conservation (and his love of the White Rhino!).

The Trust funds research and reintroduction programmes for threatened animals, expansion and education programmes relating to conservation and endangered species, as well as to pay for education and necessary equipment for poor but very deserving children.

THE BRIDGE THE GAP TRUSTEES AND SUPPORTERS

  • Jennifer Anne Perkes
  • William Douglas Fussell
  • Samantha Petronella Terblanche
  • Andrew Robert Ewing
  • Trudy Johnson (nee Perkes)
  • ... and most importantly, hundreds of Travellers Volunteers.