Little Alf & what Russell Rhino is all about?!
Hello Everyone & welcome back to our blog page,
It's been a few weeks since we last posted as we've been really busy sorting out lots of new exciting things, as well as that me and Alfie have being enjoying the sunshine in the Yorkshire Dales and yesterday Alfie had a visit from the farrier to trim is hooves - which he wasn't to pleased about!
Moving on from the hoof trimming scenario I thought I would write a post about 'Russell Rhino' I've had a few questions about why I've been wearing Rhino clothing and where it's from recently across our blogs! Not only that we've also had some press release come out recenlty and I thought it would be good to tell you all about it - even if it isn't Little Alf related.
So Rhino's where do they come in? I love Rhinos I always have, I am an avid animal lover and most of you will probably know I have 13 pets here in the Yorkshire Dales at my home - Don't worry I won't be sneaking any Rhinos in anytime soon.
I read an article last summer about Rhino poaching and was really moved by a story which made me think about doing something about it/ helping Rhinos. One day in my office I started designing some stylish and fun Rhino clothing and played about with some ideas - All sounds a bit random I know.
I didn't do much about it until December 2017, when I had my christmas leave from work I started researching in to Rhinos and what I could do to help. I came across an amazing charity and got in touch with them. After christmas they came back to me and told me how much they loved the designs, so I moved foward in to having the clothing made up and when the proofs arrived the response was amazing!
From there 'Russell Rhino' was born, where 20% of every sale goes back to 'Helping Rhinos' last month I made my first donation to the charity and have been overwhelmed with the response so far. It's amazing to see how many people want to help and support such amazing animals.
You can find out more about it here - https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/RussellRhino/