Bigger Than Me in association with Heart Capital, Black
Mango, Breathe Sunshine Africa Music Conference and BPM Magazine came together
on Saturday to plant seeds, transplant seedlings at the Foodpods depot in the
The aim of the Foodpods is to grow and supply vegetables to
the local community at very low cost and empower people to feed themselves and
generate income at the same time. This will help community members increase the
level of vital nutrients in their diet thus improving immunity, energy levels
and overall health and vitality.
An enthusiastic group of volunteers were split into groups
to start planting and harvesting at the same time. The event successfully
combined charity work, music and all round good vibes. Amongst other
activities, friends, families and children all added to the efforts and planted
over 6000 seeds in only a couple of hours. To reward the helpings hands, Mama
Rosie from Phillipi, cooked up a delicious lunch of baked beans, potato salad,
chicken, sheep, a colorful Greek salad and homemade bread.
On Sunday evening all volunteers came together to celebrate
at Fiction Night Club in Long Street.
The DJ line-up included Haezer, Grimehouse, Hyphen, Mix n Blend, George
Daniel, Sir Vincent and DiloXclusiv. Helping hands became dancing feet and
everyone enjoyed the successes of a generous days work.
There is nothing quite like the feeling of helping someone
else just because two hands are better than one. Greg Viljoen from Bigger Than
Me said: “The whole point of the concept is about being ‘Bigger Than You’ and
giving back to something that not only empowers people but is also sustainable
in the long run.”
All the smiles and laughter on Saturday and Sunday proved an
overall success and happy hearts within Phillipi and the volunteers. DJs for
Bread will be hosting further charitable events next year and will continue to
encourage growing food in the communities.
For more PR information: Stephanie Steckel: firstname.lastname@example.org
or alternatively on 021 433 0930