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James Tyrrell


James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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Fitting final story for 2019–capturing the overall generous philosophy that permeates the Londolozi experience.
Best wishes for a satisfying 2020 to the entire staff and this blog community!

What a heart warming story. Eric and his wife are truly heroes. This “grass roots » is so much more effective than large government programs, although those are also necessary. How typical of all the people at Londolozi to turn Secret Santa into a celebration for not only the children but also to honor the wonderful work of Eric and his wife. Happy New Year to you all. Victoria

Had to wait a minute to reply to this blog James, to wipe tears away. What an amazing human being Eric is, to give back so generously to children who deserve learning opportunities, and kudos to the continued generosity of the Londolozi staff and management in supporting one another in causes near and dear to them.
This was a wonderful blog to end 2019 and I truly hope it inspires readers everywhere to consider to giving back in any way they can, either monetarily or by volunteering to a cause, charity, school in 2020 onwards. Thank you for bringing his story to life and cheers to a great new year.

Truly inspirational! What a treasure to have Eric on your staff.

What a wonderful human. Thank you for sharing.

OMG, James, what a good thing they are doing. I love the presents, and the food, and all the good they are doing!

A lovely heart-warming story! Kudos to Eric and his wife for the good work they do to help these children – and to all the Londolozi staff who contributed to the Christmas celebration!

Absolutely love this and love you all. Happy 2020! 💕

James thank you for this heartwarming blog. This is what Christmas is all about. A big shout out to Eric and his wife for doing this amazing thing for underprivileged children. Please can you let me know if they are accepting supplies and/or money in order to help them out. Wishing each and every one of you at Londolozi a safe, happy and healthy 2020. Find it hard to control my tears.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. My heart is full.

What a beautiful story. It is the quiet generosity to others – without expecting anything in return – that defines the true heroes in our world! We will look forward to hearing more from Eric (and eating his great food!) on our next visit!

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