Dear Members – Friends of the Helderberg
It is with regret that we have to announce that we will NOT be running the summer concert program this season. The reasons for this very difficult decision are as follows:
- Volunteers are becoming increasingly difficult to find. As you can appreciate, it takes a lot of hard work to run our concerts and without dedicated volunteers, it is a non starter.
- Costs are rising every year and we find ourselves struggling to make a reasonable surplus. Without our sponsors last year, we would barely have broken even.
- The CoCT with be starting the construction of the new Education Centre behind the Information Centre soon. As such, the concert area will be closed off during the construction period.
So with these three factors in mind, the committee has taken the decision not to run any summer concerts this year. This may even go into next year depending on the circumstances.
However, we trust you will continue to visit the Reserve and enjoy our natural beauty and surroundings. Thank you for your past support.
Friends of the Helderberg committee