Wexford People - - NEWS - By DAVID TUCKER

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.

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