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Mandela Day 2019

Mandela Day 2019

This year’s Mandela Day was an incredibly special one for Lifestyle Home Garden. We celebrated this auspicious day in South Africa’s calender by honouring Nelson Mandela in a community-centric way, and we had so much fun!

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Teams of volunteer staff members were split into morning and afternoon shifts, and we shuttled into Zandspruit first thing in the morning. Armed with half of Lifestyle MICA‘s Plascon paint stock, we started painting the tyres and play equipment at Lufuno Lwa Mudzimu creche.

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Paintbrushes in hand, murals too were the order of the day, with entire walls transformed into colourful pictures of flowers and bees.

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Our enthusiastic team members were on a roll and worked hard to complete this project on time- we had only carved out one day to achieve quite a large goal.

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Janine from Joint Aid Management was there to capture it all on Social Media, along with the rest of South Africa’s joint efforts on the day. We were all so proud to be part of this optimistic initiative, and honoured to be able to help this cherished school with it’s gorgeous young children.

Catch the Instagram Highlights Reel |HERE| for the full picture of the day!

We were treated to songs and plenty of hugs, which makes these days all the more worthwhile!

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Thank you to Tigers Milk in Bryanston for dropping off the most delicious lunch – we had not expected this and it was a welcome reprieve from the heat.

We also managed to plant a stunning veggie garden in the front garden- a sunny patch which will provide beetroot, cabbage and spinach for the staff and children for some time! We provided fertiliser and watering cans to keep the gardens in good shape, and we cannot wait to hear about the harvest when we return in October for further renovations!

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For all the pictures of the day head to Facebook to check out our Mandela Day 2019 album.

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