The Hobbiton-on-Hogsback Association (1945-2021) is a non-profit organisation with PBO status (107-254-NPO 930044696 PBO), serving the Eastern Cape through catering for both self-funded and sponsored children.
Hobbiton has suffered tremendously during recent times as a result of Covid-19 lockdown regulations. Bookings, and therefore income, came to an abrupt halt when schools were no longer able to hold their annual camps at Hobbiton.
The leadership of Hobbiton acted swiftly: temporary staff were reduced, workdays limited, voluntary salary cuts made and facilities put to alternative uses. The budget was reviewed and expenditure substantially decreased.
Leadership commitment, staff sacrifices and financial support from local Hogsback residents have ensured that Hobbiton has not collapsed during the Covid-19 crisis. However, Hobbiton will need R350 000 to tide it over to the end of 2021 until such time as schools are sufficiently confident to allow their children to attend camps once again. We are optimistic that this will happen and that Hobbiton’s vision – to develop self-confidence through self-discovery in an outdoor environment – will continue into the future.
We appeal for your help to bridge this challenging time!