The Parlontones’ Neil Pauw recently donated one of his paintings to auction so as to raise funds for Jacaranda FM’s anti rhino poaching campaign. The public opened their hearts during yesterday’s auction of Pauw’s painting and pledged an incredible R570 000 towards the training of tracker dogs.
The event took place at Jacaranda FM’s studio in Montecasino and the band surprised the public with several live performances in the studio. Three tracker dogs created huge excitement with the public when they arrived and they seemed very comfortable with their newly found celebrity status as people queued to take pictures with them.
The campaign kicked off in March when the painting was part of the The Wild’s storyline. Drama unfolded when two companies tried to outbid each other in the final seconds of the show. The top pledgers were Clippa Sales (R200 000), Demacon Market Research (R125 000) and Putco (R75 000). Clippa Sales and Demacon started around R50 000 and upped their stakes as the day progressed, but the real frenzy came in the final seconds when Clippa increased their amount from R120 000 to a staggering R200 000.
PHOTO: Michelle Bradshaw from The Wild and Neil Pauw taking telephonic pledges