BELLVILLE BANDS GET BEHIND THE CLOCK TOWER FUNDRAISING PROJECT
Bellville’s national music legends Fokofpolisiekar, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Francois van Coke, Loki Rothman and Hiram Koopman, and local designer Rich Boy Clothing, have all thrown their weight behind our crowdfunding campaign to refurbish the clock tower and gardens at the Bellville Civic Centre. On Monday 8 March, we’re opening up our Thundafund page where you can pledge your support and play a part in improving Bellville’s public spaces.
We’re driving a campaign to get the clocks and fountain working again in the clock tower at the Civic Centre, and to regenerate the gardens around the tower and fountain. The vision for the project is to create a new public space for the people of Bellville to gather during the daytime for markets, shows and family gatherings; and to congregate for special community occasions at night.
Go to Thundafund.com. Donate whatever you like or can afford, and you could claim some awesome rewards, from free coffees, to signed band merchandise, to a brick inlaid with the name or company logo of the donor to be featured in the design of the refurbished clock tower and fountain. Companies who want to make a CSI investment will receive a Section 18A certificate for tax purposes.
The development will feature four working clock faces and new lighting to enhance the tower at night. Currently dilapidated and not working, the fountains will be refurbished and restored, becoming a striking centre piece with the new lighting installation. Functional art designed for people to meet, greet, relax and play will complete the design. The restored clock tower will offer a new place of community.
The funding goals
To support work phase 1: R150 000 to get the clocks working, restore the fountain and refurbish the surrounding lights
To support work phase 2:An extra R3 850 000 to restore the gardens surrounding the clock tower and fountain
To support work phase 3: A further R2 500 000 to build a new community events amphitheatre in the grounds adjacent to the clock tower
You can also make a donation directly. Get in touch today.
Note: If you want to make a CSI investment, we can issue a Section 18A certificate for tax purposes.