Celebrating Our Pride Programme Champions

Celebrating Our Pride Programme Champions

On Saturday, 18 November 2023, project executants, beneficiaries, families and friends came together to celebrate the Table Mountain Fund Pride Programme. We spent an incredibly moving day together celebrating our fynbos champions – individuals and organisations who have been instrumental in facilitating and nurturing long-lasting connections between people and nature across the Cape Floristic Region.

Immersed in fynbos in the beautiful Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, with Marimba Jam beating out a vibey African mix, the scene was set for a magical day. As our project executants and beneficiaries stepped forward to talk about their experiences as part of the Programme, there was an overwhelming feeling of pride that rippled through the guests. Each person present had played a role in ensuring the incredible success and wonderful achievements of the six projects.

It was without a doubt a day to remember and one that will stay with us all for many years to come. It is in these moments, when we look back at the years of collaborative hard work and listen intently to the personal stories shared amongst friends, that we can truly celebrate the impact of our programmes and what strong conservation partnerships can achieve.

“𝘞𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘰𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘺𝘯𝘣𝘰𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴.” – Kerry Maree, TMF Manager

Credit: Cameron Watson

Sarah-Leigh Watson

After qualifying with a BA in Journalism and African History from Rhodes University, Sarah went on to qualify as a FGASA registered Game Ranger where she spent time in the South African Lowveld pursuing her passion for wildlife photography and nature conservation. Sarah joined TMF as a private consultant in 2011, to manage the Fund’s communications and marketing needs. Having grown up in the shadow of Table Mountain, Sarah is deeply passionate about the conservation of the mountain and the broader Cape Floral Region.

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