Gary Halpin's India Habitat for Humanity build Event:
Date: 28-05-2011

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Money raised off-line: €250.00
Money raised on-line: €2,006.00

My Personal Message

Hi Folks,

In May, 2011, I am going to be fortunate enough to travel to India with Habitat for Humanity to help build a decent home for a family living in poverty. It's a fantastic cause and will genuinely help change the lives of those families chosen. According to World Bank data, about 42 percent of India’s population lives on US$1.25 a day.

Habitat for Humanity does not build houses for people; it builds with them. It works together with homeowners and volunteers to construct, renovate or refurbish homes, using donations of money, land and materials. Once completed, houses are sold to partner families at no profit, providing a hand up, rather than a hand out. Habitat train both the family and other locals in how to build more houses and maintain their own – thus the community learns to help itself and are left with skills that help them to become self sufficient.

The trip is financed by the participants. Almost €2,000 has to be raised by each participant to pay for travel, upkeep while building, and building supplies.

You can donate using the "sponsor me now" button below via credit or debit card. You can be assured that your transaction on the website is very secure. You will automatically receive an e-mail from me thanking you for your support, and acknowledging the amount of your donation.

Any donation no matter how small is hugely appreciated. I realise times are very hard at the moment.

I will update this page showing upcoming events.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.



Update 19/01/2011 - I will be completing my first charity run to help raise funds in April, so any donations or support appreciated!


Charity Race Night on in Pantibar on Wed, 30th of March. Hope to see you there!
Habitat for Humanity Ireland

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My Online Sponsors to Date

Name Date Type Amount Comment
Gary Halpin 26-05-2011 Donation €135.00 -
Anonymous 10-05-2011 Donation €20.00 -
Anonymous 30-04-2011 Donation €25.00 Jesus will forgive all your other sins after doin this - good luck mr!
Anonymous 22-04-2011 Donation €22.00 If the gods of recruitment shine upon me before you go, I'll be back with with a better donation.
Caitriona O'Connor 07-04-2011 Donation €20.00 Fair play to you Gary, what you're doing is great, good luck!
Anonymous 01-04-2011 Donation €22.00 Just beat Mocker ;)
Anonymous 31-03-2011 Donation €22.00 sorry I couldn't make it to the race night yesterday! Good luck!
alan richardson 31-03-2011 Donation €20.00 Best Of Luck!
Anonymous 31-03-2011 Donation €50.00 Hope all goes well Gary. Good work
Denis Dominic Harrington 30-03-2011 Donation €50.00 Good luck buddy.
Carolin Grampp 30-03-2011 Donation €15.00 nearly there - good luck with the races :)
Angela Dooley 29-03-2011 Donation €40.00 Make lots of lasting memories . Angela
David Gibbon 26-03-2011 Donation €20.00 Good work Gary
Paul Molloy 25-03-2011 Donation €20.00 Best of luck!
Anonymous 24-03-2011 Donation €5.00 Good man! Produce a bag of Taytos on the last site day and you will be the most popular man there..
Anonymous 22-03-2011 Donation €20.00 Great Cause - Best of luck.
david oldham 11-03-2011 Donation €154.00 All, please continue to sponsor Gary, it's the ONLY way we will get some quiet
Anonymous 07-03-2011 Donation €22.00 Anything for a multi-tasker
Anonymous 03-03-2011 Donation €20.00 From Susan May
Anonymous 02-03-2011 Donation €50.00 Run Forest Run! ;) Might get you into do some dry lining when your done!
Anonymous 15-02-2011 Donation €25.00 Good luck Gar - I want to see welts on those pen pushing hands when you get back!!!
Paul Franey 08-02-2011 Donation €80.00 I think they'll need you for more than a week :-)
Gary Halpin 03-02-2011 Donation €50.00 From Eithne Butler
Anonymous 24-01-2011 Donation €20.00 -
Eamonn Zaidan 19-01-2011 Donation €50.00 I expect you to work, not just command ;) Good luck :)
Chris Fildes 14-12-2010 Donation €60.00 Good luck! x
Raymond Horan 30-11-2010 Donation €50.00 Gary hard at work, a wonder to behold!! Best of luck.
Anonymous 30-11-2010 Donation €20.00 -
jonothan sultan 29-11-2010 Donation €60.00 With ur new skills, I look forward to u doing some DIY for me when u get back.Great cause, well done
Carolin Grampp 26-11-2010 Donation €15.00 Good luck!! I cannot make the charity X Factor but hopefully this at least contributes a bit...
Anonymous 17-11-2010 Donation €22.00 When you get back you can build my extension please
Anonymous 16-11-2010 Donation €50.00 Best of luck pet. Dxx
sabrina griffith 09-11-2010 Donation €22.00 Keep up the great work Gary, I know how hard this fundraising can be good luck with everything x x
Dejan Nedic 08-11-2010 Donation €30.00 Good Luck
Anonymous 07-11-2010 Donation €88.00 Ah sure, if it'll keep my FB update list quiet...
alfonso Christie 04-11-2010 Donation €22.00 -
Anonymous 04-11-2010 Donation €20.00 Best of luck Gary...Martin
Kieran Lambert 02-11-2010 Donation €20.00 Anything for a bit of peace.
Anonymous 02-11-2010 Donation €31.00 That's brought you up to 600€
Jeremy Moore 01-11-2010 Donation €5.00 Enjoy
Anonymous 28-10-2010 Donation €50.00 Best of Luck
Rory Molloy 28-10-2010 Donation €50.00 anything to get rid of you for a week :) great cause.. best of luck!
Greg Duncan 28-10-2010 Donation €25.00 Good luck
Micheal Creagh 28-10-2010 Donation €20.00 Great cause. Fair play Gary
Anonymous 28-10-2010 Donation €10.00 Best of Luck Gary!
Anonymous 28-10-2010 Donation €25.00 A bit of hard work will do you good.....
Anonymous 28-10-2010 Donation €30.00 Best of luck - great cause
Stephen Daly 28-10-2010 Donation €20.00 Best of Luck
Anonymous 28-10-2010 Donation €30.00 Best of Luck Gary - Marcie & Mark
Liam O'Donnell 28-10-2010 Donation €22.00 -
david oldham 12-10-2010 Donation €40.00 Anything to get rid of you for a few weeks, well worth the money
Anonymous 02-10-2010 Donation €50.00 Good man Gar!
Peter Blackbyrne 01-10-2010 Donation €30.00 Bring the sun tan lotion
Brian Walsh 29-09-2010 Donation €22.00 Good on you Gary.. A really good cause, something I have been promising myself I will do and must!!!
Jenny King 29-09-2010 Donation €30.00 Fair play to ya Gary!
Tom Halpin 29-09-2010 Donation €30.00 Enjoy
Sean Brennan 28-09-2010 Donation €30.00 Anything to see you suffer deary ;P