SA GOODWILL TRIP

A VERY BIG THANK YOU to 3 enterprising and BIG HEARTED businessmen from Ireland – Paul Slevin, Derek Wallace and Don Ennis – who were in South Africa earlier this year and after visiting the Baphumelele Educare Centre and seeing the hard work that Rosie and the TCD Trust have done and all that has been achieved there, decided to make a difference.

They returned home and began fundraising (calling themselves the Woodberry Woodpeckers www.woodberrywoodpeckers.com) and have recently made their first donation of nearly R240,000 which is going towards building the badly needed Respite Care Centre for H.I.V infected children. This is an extremely generous contribution and they have promised that more is on the way…

They will also be returning with a large group in March 2007 to do some hands-on finishing touches to the Respite Centre.

This only goes to show that Township tourism is extremely valuable and has a profound effect on the communities visited !

Dodd stuart carter