Sunday, 24 March 2019

New chocolate bar in aid of rhino charity

New chocolate bar in aid of rhino charity

A CHOCOLATIER in Watlington has created a new product to raise money for a rhino conservation charity.

Tutu Delicious in High Street is selling the chocolate bar for £3.95 with 45p going to Save the Rhino.

It features three rhino casts in dark, milk and white chocolate to represent the different species.

The business decided to help in response to customer Liz Winton who has been raising money for the charity with different challenges over several years.

Mrs Winton, of Court Close, Watlington, took part in the inaugural For Rangers Ultra endurance challenge in Kenya in August. She and her friend Enda Brady, also from Watlington, ran 230km and raised £3,500 for the rangers protecting the country’s endangered rhino population and Save the Rhino.

They ran through five conservancies, where poaching is rife, encountering elephants, giraffe, zebra and water buffalo. Mrs Winton, who is married with three children, has also run the London Marathon for Save the Rhino three times, donning a rhino costume during the 2017 race.

She said: “Tutu have supported me greatly over the years and sponsored me when I wore the rhino suit for the marathon.

“It’s a local business going that extra mile for someone who lives in the town and for charity.

“The chocolate bar is fabulous — it’s everything I wanted it to be.”

Tutu Delicious manager Liza Simon said: “The reaction to the rhino bar from the customers has been amazing.

“It has been promoted by Liz in the town and we’ve had quite a few people coming in because they wanted to help the charity. People buying it have been leaving a little bit extra.”

Mrs Winton will be running the London Marathon again in April in the rhino suit.

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