For the past 25 years festival goers have been reuniting in Underberg for the well known Splashy Fen Music Festival. This past Easter weekend 17 of our Red Frogs volunteers packed their camping gear and head up to be a positive presence at the festival for the second year running.
WHAT WE DID
Each day started out at 6am when we prepared the tent for a morning pancake and coffee run. Our volunteers flipped pancakes, served tea and coffee, while meeting and getting to know the festival goers. During the day our volunteers walked around the campsite where they handed out Red Frog sweets and created awareness around where we were located and what we were there for. We were incredibly grateful for the amazing weather, as we were well prepared with gumboots and plastic ponchos, which we did not have to use.
Evenings involved more pancakes, table tennis, and hanging out in the Red Frogs tent. The festival organisers had asked us to be especially vigilant from 12am – 6am so we ran shifts where teams were patrolling the campsites to help people find their tent and to be of assistance in any other situations that could occur. Our volunteers were able to help many festival goers, from providing directions, to finding friends, and creating a safe environment within our tent.
The festival organisers were incredibly generous and set up a marquee for us to use. This provided everything we needed in terms of space and was a great tool in safeguarding the festival goers.
The Red Frog Crew could not do what we do without the support and generosity of so many individuals and businesses.
Firstly, thank you to Pedro and the Splashy Fen organisers for your continued support and the value you place on our initiative.
Thank you to those who sponsored or donated our resources. A special mention to Sasko for donating pancake mix, to DBN North MICA for the gas, and to Generator Control for the generator.
Lastly, thank you to all our amazing volunteers for giving up your Easter weekend to be a positive presence and safeguarding a generation of festival goers.