Archbishop Desmond Tutu once said we’re different precisely in order to realise our need of one another. It’s in these unexpected realisations that we learn gratitude is as great a gift to those who give – as felt when received.
The team from the Nashua Children’s Charity Foundation (NCCF) recently lived the growing excitement of being handed a goodie bag, a Mugg & Bean breakfast and then boarding a bus bound for Sun City – all through the eyes of 32 children from MC Kharbai School for the Deaf.
The destination stunned teens as they took in the spectacle of Sun City, sized-up the wave pool while applying their sun-block and waded in, to surf the swells of the man-made sea at The Valley of the Waves. What wonder as their confidence grew before they set off for their next bold adventure: bounding atop tubes and down slides at speeds that made them scream with delight.
Heartfelt thanks go out to all who contributed to a day of magical memories made. Nashua North East for getting the fun started with all-things nice and necessary in goodie-bags, and for making sure the group travelled aboard a luxury coach. Mugg & Bean for a hearty breakfast, The Food Factory for lunchtime burgers, the Valley of the Waves for ice-creams all-round and Gametrackers for making sure our home-trip refreshments were kept cool and fresh. Sun City for hosting us and sponsoring all towels and umbrellas, the always happy-to-help team from V.O.W. – Patrick, Naledi and Elias, and of course, everyone at the NCCF.
We all hold the gift of gratitude in our grasp. And as the Archbishop reminds us: “Do your little bit of good where you are.”