There were many slogans flying around in the early noughties – Make Poverty History, Help Blair Become Rich etc… – we started a local community project that connected with Kwazulu Natal, South Africa called – Back to Eden. The work supported an ‘allotment’ built in the grounds of the local primary school and fundraising for projects in South Africa. We worked with local villages in Kwazulu to support them growing their own produce, building baking ovens and constructing bridges that connected villages. Small ventures but ones that made a profound difference to the people’s way of life. At its heart was the environment, sustainable projects and a vision of an Edonic Paradise. This project more than any other had a great influence on the Charity – Cycle for Africa.