HAYLEY HEADING FOR CAPE TOWN
A YOUNG Wexford woman is heading for South Africa in a few weeks time on her second building blitz with the Niall Mellon’s Educate charity.
Hayley Miller, from Crossabeg, will be based in Cape Town helping build new classrooms and shelters for students in Khayelitsha township.
‘I don’t build or do anything like that, but I’ll be getting stuck in and doing whatever has to be done,’ said Hayley, who works at the Book Centre, in Wexford town, where there is a donation box to help her with her trip costs.
Hayley, from Crossabeg, has been fund raising for months to raise the €4,500 needed for her second charity trip and a coffee morning at the Book Centre helped her on the way to achieving her goal.
The Book Centre coffee morning raised €1,200, the funds generously matched by Colm Nolan, of Circa Design.
‘I am still fund raising now and planning to do some busking on the town as well as collecting bags of clothes which I plan to sell by October 16,’ said the former Loreto student.
Asked about her motivation for the trip, she said he dad Jimmy went out to help the Mellon Educate projects in 2008 ‘when I was in the second year at school. I have always wanted to help in some way’.
During the November week, Hayley will be in Khayelitsha the group will help build 14 new classrooms between three schools as well as a kitchen, a shelter, playground, and a football field.
Anyone who would like to donate bags of clothes, or anything else for the children of Khayelitsha, can contact Hayley on 086 0316122 to arrange collection.
Hayley and a couple of the children during her first Cape Town visit.