VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. VSO's high-impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all. Everyday around 1,500 VSO volunteers are working in carefully selected placements, sharing their and experience and working to tackle poverty by empowering those really affected by it.


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McDaid Birthday Project's fundraising page

Janelle Doyle, Ana Miranda, Joanna Bowyer, Desa W, Hayley Kloda

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Johnny McDaid Birthday Fundraiser to benefit VSO

part of the JMD Birthday Star Project

Thank you for visiting our page. Through Virgin Money Giving, your donations will be quickly processed and passed on to Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) UK. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this (UK residents only).

VSO was selected as our charity for this project because Johnny's sister Maev had volunteered with them in the past. Johnny is, of course, very supportive of her are we. 

VSO’s work revolves around four development areas, linked to the priorities of our partners, international development targets and our areas of expertise. These are health, participation and governance, secure livelihoods and education.  We’re committed to gender equality in all our work so that men and women have equal opportunities to realise their potential. To learn more visit

We truly appreciate your support and thank you for any donations.

The Johnny McDaid Birthday Fundraiser is administered by The Gary Project  a fan-based advocacy group dedicated to supporting the charity work done by members of Snow Patrol. Our mission is to raise funds and friends for causes that are close to our hearts and that reflect the band's interests. For more information please visit us online at or email

Disclaimer: This is a project run by fans in dedication to Johnny McDaid. It claims neither endorsement nor the fundraising to be on his behalf. We just want him to get the blessings.

Recent donors

29.07.13 Great job girls. Hugs to JMD!



04.07.13 Great to show our love for a wonderful person. Happy Bday JMD!! XX


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