Life at CCF

Finnish Ambassador and Fenninger’s Helmet

  • by Dr. Laurie Marker December 3, 2014
Finnish Ambassador and Fenninger’s Helmet

We have had some interesting visitors to CCF in Namibia. Recently the Finnish Ambassador to Namibia and her team visited us to learn more about our work in conservation as well as around our Bushblok and biomass harvesting program. The Finnish Embassy has supported a grant to CCF for habitat restoration and working with the local Greater Waterberg Landscape in training programs.

We were thrilled to receive Anna Fenninger’s helmet in September 2014. The helmet embodies Anna’s Olympic triumph in speed and grace, which was witnessed by millions all over the world, She donated her famous cheetah print helmet together with a donation to help us rebuild the Visitor Centre, which was destroyed last year by fire. Fenninger wore the custom-made race helmet during the 2014 Winter Olympics in February. At the games in Sochi, Russia, she won a gold medal in the super-G and a silver medal in the giant slalom. The helmet is on display in our new Visitor Centre, for all to see.

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