south africa, 2008, gardens & the niall mellon township…

is it worth it....?

is it worth it....?

Thursday 27th November I will go to Cape Town for the second time until the 8th December to work as part of a garden team of over 100 people to build community gardens.

The gardens are only a part of what will happen in Cape Town as this year [again] over 2000 people, mainly from Ireland, will have raised and/ or donated a minimum of €5,000 each to travel to South Africa for almost 2 weeks to build homes [in my case gardens] with The Niall Mellon Township Trust.

We may say things are not so good in Ireland. Some may even say ‘we’ have just entered tough times. I disagree and this is simply just another reason as to why I still say life is good… sorry, life is very good 🙂 We are so so fortunate and this simply makes me appreciate more as to why I feel so good [and should…] about life.

To those who helped out in any way [no matter how small you believe it was] from the bottom of my heart thank you, it is really so very much appreciated.

All south africa garden posts are here. If you would like to know more about The Niall Mellon Township Trust – click here.

*you* made the difference.

*you* made the difference.

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5 replies
  1. Ciara Crossan
    Ciara Crossan says:

    Well done Peter, fair play to you. I’ve heard so much good stuff about the Niall Mellon work.
    I went to Ghana in West Africa myself last year to volunteer. I went totally alone and found the experience incredibly rewarding. I lived and taught in a rural school and I think I got more out of it than the kids I was teaching! They were a joy to be around, their smiles lit up my day even when I was struggling with the heat, mosquitos, loneliness and culture-shock!
    Life is good and we are so blessed here. Its great to go and experience other cultures and I think we can learn alot from them.
    Hopefully you will be blogging about your experience and dying to see some pics aswell 🙂

  2. donna m
    donna m says:

    you’re doing what i one day hope to do.. and you’re right. no matter how ‘tough’ we in the developed world think we have it, its not anything like how it is over there. kudos

  3. Peter Donegan MI Hort
    Peter Donegan MI Hort says:

    woweee you! and thank you. It really does put it all in perspective… and could only make me/ one smile, more 🙂
    really appreciated…

    you’re not far off ciara there – as I know you do your share of raising awareness and so very much needed money for charity [gimme the link 😉 ] Once again, I can only smile my entire way through life 🙂
    appreciate it so very much

    slan agus beannacht libh

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