Here is a story on the Fundraising Dinner which took place last year and proved to be a great success. Also some update and news on the fundraising side of things for 2012 as we move closer to the move of the Tug in May….
Update from Andy Selfe:
On the Alwyn Vintcent front we can report a breakthrough in the fundraising, with an anonymous donation of R100 000 towards the move! Now suddenly we’re talking dates and times. We have to work the Move around our apple season and the April long weekends, so we have applied for the move to take place early in May.
There is still some cutting for us to do, then Portnet has offered to lift the vessel out of the water for us, a Cape Town firm has offered to pressure wash the hull and possibly paint it. All this has to be done as close as possible to the date of the start of the Move, which is likely to take three days. The route is via Nuweberg Pass, Wolseley, Rawsonville and into Villiersdorp from the north.
Huge publicity will be involved and we’re still looking for sponsors; there’s plenty of advertising space on the sides, which will be under the cameras for that time.
Posted: 2012-04-04 10:17:36