While most of you might not have realised, we had much more expenses than usual at the last event. Location was held at a private venue, which involved a significant added expense. We do the event for fun and for everyone's enjoyment, and as you know we do not setup any bar or earn any form of income this way. There are also various hidden costs to make the event successful, like securities, decorations, etc.
To make it worse, this time round due to the inaccessibility of the location we had to rent a 4x4. The path to get the vehicle in was quite tight, and we ended up scratching a bit the sides of the vehicle. Due to this, the rental company has charged us a massive excess for this (unfortunately as per rental agreement). Also, one of the gazebo legs was destroyed during the party, so we have to buy a new one as well.
Our budget was extremely tight this time round especially. Usually, we always budget accordingly, but due to these unforeseen big expenses we ended up going severely under. While we do the event mostly for fun, we don't feel it's fair that we end up having to fork out money ourselves. What we ask from you is simple - If you enjoyed the event, and had a blast - We ask you to spare a couple of euros to collect the excess money we have to pay for the car rental. Any amount is appreciated - €5, €10, €20, you decide. A few euros each one of you won't make a huge difference, but it will make a big difference for us! This would also motivate us to keep on doing these events.
Much love, and long live the cave! xx