One of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) favourite supporters, Shane Sauvage of the famous restaurant, La Pentola, visited the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary (APSS), leaving behind a legacy of R10 000.00.
Shane has been a staunch supporter of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust for some years now with a special fondness for their great white shark research. The Trust and shark biologist, Alison Towner, was even featured in his most recent book, Cape Fusion. In April 2015, Shane was the guest chef at a special fundraising evening and even donated a special cooking evening.
Shane brought his family to visit the penguins and his youngest, Marina, was in awe. “The Trust is truly grateful for this fantastic donation which will go towards the continued rehabilitation work with the endangered African penguins. The APSS has been opened for just two years and is making an important impact on the local penguin population of Dyer Island. “It is not possible for us to do this work without the continued support of the public. The penguins are the responsibility of all of us and we can all help make a difference,” says Theanette Staal, manager and veterinary nurse at APSS.
Brenda du Toit for Dyer Island Conservation Trust