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Snake-celeb couple slither into Amanzimtoti for fundraiser

Simon Keys and Siouxsie Gillett, recognisable for their snake-rescuing roles on Nat Geo Wild's Snake City, are avid supporters of SerendiPitty.

SUPPORT from the animal-loving community raised much-needed funds at the Snake City fundraiser which benefitted SerendiPitty Rescue, a KZN-based organisation which saves abused, abandoned and homeless pitbull-type dogs.

The fundraiser was held at Amanzimtoti Sports Centre on Sunday, 3 February.
Simon Keys and Siouxsie Gillett, recognisable for their snake-rescuing roles on Nat Geo Wild’s Snake City, are avid supporters of SerendiPitty.

Pam Yelseth (Toti), Simon Keys and Siouxsie Gillett.

In an effort to raise funds for the organisation, the two hosted a fun meet-and-greet session on the local grounds.
Visitors relished the opportunity to meet the animal-loving pair on the day for a chat, autograph and photo opportunity, while also checking out their variety of interesting snake species. The beloved rescued pitbull Oliver was a popular attraction, welcoming his many admirers to his kissing photobooth for a smooch with the pooch.

“Simon and I were overwhelmed by the huge turnout to the meet-and-greet event. It was such a huge success and Oliver was a real superstar ambassador for pitbulls,” said Siouxsie.

Simon Keys, Siouxsie Gillett (Umdloti) and Zack Papadopoulos.

“The most important thing is that a lot of money was raised for this worthwhile charity, which will be put to really good use. Thanks to everyone who made this event happen and to all those who supported.”

Established by David Hardwick, Nicole Jack and Candice Webber last year, SerendiPitty Rescue saves and protects abandoned pitbull-type dogs, providing full medical care, including sterilisation, before the animals are re-homed. The organisation relies solely on public donations. For more information, email serendipittyrescue@gmail.com or visit SerendiPitty Rescue and Snake City Fans on Facebook.

Viven Govender, Avaran Govender, Siouxsie Gillett and Simon Keys).


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