The co-founder and Managing Director of Moshtix, Vanessa Bond, is taking some very personal steps to support the Taronga Foundation following the ticketing company’s exclusive partnership with the wildlife organisation to provide bespoke ticketing and marketing services for all of Taronga’s major events including Twilight at Taronga Concert Series and VIVID Sydney at Taronga Zoo.
Bond has embarked on a 10-day adventure in India as part of the Taronga CEO Challenge. To support her fundraising goal, an essential part of the challenge, Moshtix has launched a raffle in partnership with Taronga Zoo Sydney, with 100% of proceeds from the raffle being donated to the Taronga Foundation.
Running through mid-December, the raffle will see one lucky winner awarded the Major Prize, which includes various Taronga Zoo and Moshtix experiences a further 15 people scoring runner-up prizes.
Bond explains that the challenge will see her join the CEO of Taronga, Cameron Kerr, and a team of other individuals dedicated to supporting Australian and worldwide conservation programmes on a journey through India.
“Every kilometre we cover helps Taronga Conservation Society Australia research and take action in scientific, breeding and education programmes. I will be part of a team raising over $100,000.”
Fundraising efforts will help the Taronga Foundation support priority conservation projects for threatened and endangered wildlife in Australia and around the world, and protect the future of Taronga’s ten legacy species.
“The trip will present both physical and mental challenges along the way as we spend hours trekking through beautiful national parks, home to some of the world’s most endangered animals… I will step onto the front lines of wildlife conservation, at the intersection between human poverty and the illegal wildlife trade,” says Bond.
“It’s a conundrum that poses many challenges which threaten extinction for vulnerable and critically endangered animal species.”
While this opportunity was presented to Moshtix as part of a partnership with Taronga, Bond says her personal motivation for doing the challenge is to help raise awareness to the importance of the work carried out by Taronga Zoo Sydney in areas of conservation, sustainability, education and research.
“This has always been a huge passion of mine and one that I have passed down to my daughters as well. By doing a trip like this I want to inspire my girls to know that they can make a difference.”