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Land Rover Defender enroute

Change of plan

One thing that Mel learned a long time ago in business is that, if circumstances dictate, you change the plan – but never the goal! The plan has changed

Mel's new bike from Richard Dalacour of Oxford bikes UK

Arrival of Mel’s new bike

If you are restless enough to be wandering the hills of Kinsale at 5.30 am one of these mornings, you might see Mel emerge from the early morning mist on his new bike. A handsome touring model custom built by bike builder-cum-philosopher Richard Dalacour of

Tour d'Afrique pyramids

Mel’s Tour d’Afrique 2020

Mel Bendon will undertake the original trans-continental journey and flagship TDA cycling expedition crossing Africa from north to south, covering almost 12,000 km in four months. A test of mind, body, and bicycle.

Well Well Well Charity Shop

20th January 2017: Our Facebook page has a shop called Well Well Well? which has been the name of our Charity Shop at 75/76 Queen St, Dublin, which comes rent free, without utility bills and is run by volunteers to support the work of Wells for

PIF 1 (Pay it Forward)

15th December 2016. This Christmas instead of doing the usual Christmas card ‘dance’, why not choose the Pay it Forward route. You may have been the recipient of this from another or maybe you just chose this from our shop, but either way, go on, Pay it Forward. It will cost

Fright Night in Our Lady’s for the Girl Child

21st October 2016: Our Lady's School in Terenure, Dublin have been our best supporters since we began all this madness. This night of fun and frolics has become a a night of getting together and getting to know you for First Years. It is run by the transition

Gig for the Girl Child

30th September 2016: The pic shows the friends of Wells for Zoe: Tom Morrow, Éamonn Coyne, Cathy Jordan and Tony Byrne, playing in St Mary's Parish Church, Lucan tonight, supporting Education for Girls in Malawi. This was some promotion for event: SUPPORT THE GIRL CHILD EVENT For thousands of

Michael and Gabi of the band Tune Up

30th August 2016: With us are Michael and Gabi Dalferth from Germany who travelled around Ireland from Rosslare to Glencolomcille, making sure to take in Ennis and the fleadh, and then back through Lucan for a short visit. These are two of these friends I regularly mention,

Bikers to our aid

3rd July 2016: This morning a group of 50 to 60 Bikers headed off from Thurles and places farther afield to raise funds for our Wells for Zoë project in Malawi. As with so many things the driving force behind this unique event was Jacquie Ryan and

Our Lady's School

Our Lady’s School fun-night fundraiser

22nd Sept 2015: Our Lady's are one of our biggest and longest supporters. Here Mary is presented with flowers after one of the many talks to the girls. This is a first year group who are doing a fun-night to support us. It is an amazing school, with a

Our pumps will help

3rd June 2014: Heavy rains over the last few weeks have led to severe flooding across Malawi. As of January 18th, an estimated 22,000 households (121,000 people) were considered displaced and 54 people killed by the flooding which have affected 15 districts. However, this number is

The A team

3rd Oct 2014: Our Daughter, Caitríona, is a teacher in Our Lady's School, Terenure, Dublin and for the past seven years the school has been our major funder. Not only is the school a pleasure to visit but the students are amazingly bright and caring. They have ideas to

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