We’re asking you for 67 minutes
FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
Gone yet not forgotten,
Although we are apart,
Your spirit lives within us,
Forever in our hearts.
You came and gave it all,
fought for what we never had,
today we walk hand in hand,
we will always be greatful!
“Mr Mandela spent 67 years making the world a better place. We’re asking you for 67 minutes.”
Beverley from Trans Africa Safaris did her part in assisting to make 67000 sandwiches for people in need on Mandela day, we challenge everyone to help make a difference on this important day.
Nelson Mandela’s birthday is on 18 July, and the call is out for people everywhere to celebrate his birthday by acting on the idea that each person has the power to change the world.
The idea of Mandela Day was inspired by Nelson Mandela at his 90th birthday celebrations in London’s Hyde Park in 2008 when he said: “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now.”
The United Nations officially declared 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day in November 2009, recognising Mandela’s “values and his dedication to the service of humanity” and acknowledging his contribution “to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world”.