Commonwealth Point of Light 111. Hunter Mitchell
Hunter Mitchell, age 11, representing South Africa, is a young conservationist who rescued an orphaned rhino at the age of 8 and has since fundraised over £10,000 for orphaned and injured rhinos.
Hunter is a leading youth advocate, educating children and adults around the world about the plight of rhinos in South Africa. He recently spoke at the Youth Wildlife Summit in Kruger Park and is working with a large supermarket chain on a rhino sock line that, by Christmas, will be sold to raise money and awareness about rhino conservation.
Alongside fellow recipient Jade Bothma, Hunter was presented with his award by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during a reception held at the British High Commission Cape Town celebrating the work of young people and community and civil society leaders in South Africa. Hunter also took the opportunity to present a gift of a rhino toy to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for their son Archie.
Hunter with his award:
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