April 2011

Inaugural Hammer & Trowel Tag Rugby Festival

Inaugural Hammer & Trowel Tag Rugby Festival

On Wednesday 27th April 2011, Paul O’Connell of Munster and Ireland rugby was on hand to launch the official website of the Hammer & Trowel Charity Tag Rugby Festival to be held on June 11th 2011 at the grounds of UL Bohemian RFC at Annacoty Limerick. The festival is the brainchild of four...

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4 Rev 4 Africa Bike Ride

4 Rev 4 Africa Bike Ride

1,027 miles covered by four bikers over Easter Weekend in aid of the Niall Mellon Township Trust. 4 volunteers for the Niall Mellon Township Trust embarked on a motorbike ride traversing the four farthest compass points of the entire country starting on Good Friday, April 22nd at the Papal Cross,...

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Crèche Donations: Building Blitz 2010

Crèche Donations: Building Blitz 2010

During the 2010 blitz in Wallacedene, volunteers had the chance to donate either cash or donations to a crèche in the Wallacedene area. After donations were collected each of the 8 crèches and another 5 in the Wallacedene area benefited from the generous donations that the Irish volunteers gave. A needs...

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Thank You Volunteers for the Lusanda Carport: Wallacedene

Thank You Volunteers for the Lusanda Carport: Wallacedene

During the 2010 Blitz in Wallacedene, Irish volunteers were taken on various crèche tours during the week. One of the crèches that was visited was Lusanda Educare. The volunteers were appalled at the conditions of the crèche and desperately wanted to make a difference. The existing carport/shade structure...

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Partnering with the University of Johannesburg

Partnering with the University of Johannesburg

Mellon Housing Initiative (MHI is the SA construction arm of the Niall Mellon Township Trust) received a request from the University of Johannesburg to assist their Construction Management, Engineering and Architect Students with their practical phase. All the students are from a previously disadvantage...

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Update from the School and Crèche: 5 Months Later

Update from the School and Crèche: 5 Months Later

Paul Blake, Development Facilitator with the Niall Mellon Township Trust paid a recent visit to Wallacedene Secondary School and Masakhane Educare Crèche to get an update on the progress of the garden and playground that were created by volunteers on the Building Blitz 2010 and things are going really...

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