FUNdit is a wildlife trust run by 18 year old Savannah Heuser that will be injecting the ” fun ” back into fundraising. Events, opportunities and drives will all contain an element of fun, bringing joy to those who donate as well as much needed funds for the organisations we support. The ethos of FUNdit is to source money to purchase goods, services and solutions for wildlife across the country. Founded by Savannah with both Minunette Heauser and Amanda Marais as trustee, FUNdit is a revolutionary new way of changing the world for the better.
The concept of FUNdit extends beyond ensuring that money is raised for the right reasons, it ensures the donor that their money is spent on exactly what is needed. The mission is to raise funds for wildlife and to work with reputable and authentic organisations in South Africa in providing support and services. We know that once money changes hands there is no guarantee as to what it will buy; with our solution we have complete control. We can for example see that fence being repaired, purchase that tracking collar needed for a release or an animal being treated by a Veterinarian or rehabilitated.
FUNdit was inspired by two young lion brothers – Drifter and Rogue – that skipped the border from Botswana into South Africa and landed themselves in hot water with the local farmers in July 2014. A few organisations and people were contacted but sadly there were no funds available. Emoya, a big cat sanctuary run by Savannah, spent huge amounts of money rescuing Drifter and Rogue, including deploying a helicopter, hiring a vet to dart them, ground crew for tracking and setting up bait traps. The goal was to relocate the boys back to Botswana or to a suitable reserve in South Africa. Sadly, Drifter was shot and killed and his terrified brother took off into the Waterberg Mountains.
Keeping track of Rogue as he roamed the area was almost impossible, but he managed, against enormous odds, to get himself into the stunning Lapalala Reserve.
To commemorate the lion brothers and their role in inspiring FUNdit we have included them on our logo. The two lion heads, one looking forward and the other behind, not only represent Drifter and Rogue, but also the past and the future. We learn from the past and use our knowledge to transform the future.
To save it, we must FUNdit and our mission is to raise funds for wildlife and to always be authentic and reputable.