But as you can appreciate in these circumstances, a party is not appropriate. Instead, we find ourselves needing to rally around the people who have supported us most.
The harsh reality is that there’s been a 95% drop in the tourist trade, and Sea Circus (like many other businesses here in Bali) will be forced to shut down temporarily to try and get through the next few months.
Even though we’re pausing at a time when Bali would normally be getting into full swing, we have made a commitment to our staff to continue to pay them a reduced ‘survival salary’ for the next 3 months. However, if it extends beyond this time, our staff will sadly be out of work as Sea Circus will be forced to close indefinitely.
It’s not just our staff that we fear for. This is going to hit Bali hard. Thousands of Indonesians have already lost their jobs and pretty soon will have little or no income.
So we’re creating THE SEA CIRCUS FOOD FUND.
Here’s how it works:
Every day between 11am–4pm, people and families in need can come and collect food packages from Sea Circus to help get them through the day.
Our aim is to provide some 500–3,000+ food packages a day.
We can do this with our team and by dedicating the 4 kitchens in our restaurant network.
The food packages will be simple but nutritional, and a choice of 4 x Indonesian favourites.
We have made a super healthy Nasi Campur but people can also choose from Nasi Ayam, Nasi Campur Ikan, Nasi Campur Sayur & Nasi Campur Telur.
Now, the SEA CIRCUS FOOD FUND needs your help!
With your generous support, we can mobilise to help the people who need it most.
If you donate $1 – you know you’ve fed 2 people in need.
If you pass on a $4 coffee and donate that – you’ve helped to feed a family.
This is your chance to give something back to the local community that makes the magic at Sea Circus happen. 100% of all proceeds donated will fund the purchase, production and distribution of food packages to those in need.
There are tough times ahead. We know it’s affecting everyone everywhere. But every dollar helps. We have a damn special community of people from all over Indonesia and the world right here on this island. I’m sure we’ll be overwhelmed by generous support. If the funds raised exceed the basic costs to run our kitchen and deliver the food packages, we pledge to share the excess with our hospitality friends in the community who will set up the same kind of service through other areas of Bali.
For those collecting food on the day, we will insist on strict safe distancing and sanitisation practices. We are also adhering to extremely high levels of hygiene (as is standard in our restaurants) and our team will wear face masks and have temperature checks each day.
ANY SPARE CHANGE, PLEASE DONATE TO: THE SEA CIRCUS FOOD FUND
- Megan Azer
- Megan W
- MICHELLE SHEA
- Charlotte Dobson
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