A staff member at veterinary service provider Rowe Referrals, Elisa Best, has received the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award for her work with orphaned rhinos, as a founding member of UK registered craft conservation charity, Blankets for Baby Rhinos.
Points of Light are outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community.
Volunteers at Blankets for Baby Rhinos make blankets and other items for wildlife centres which take in orphaned and sick rhinos in Africa, as well as other wildlife threatened by poaching.
Not only has Elisa inspired thousands of volunteers worldwide, she has also helped raise more than £36,000. This money has been used to help rhinos, anti-poaching dogs in the Kruger National Park.
In a personal letter that Elisa received from the Prime Minister, he said: “I know you do this with no thought of praise or reward, but allow me to offer my own recognition of how you have inspired thousands of volunteers across the world to join you in knitting blankets and making donations that benefit orphaned and endangered wildlife.”