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David Heneghan

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][span=font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;]Some of you will know that next year I will be 50. To celebrate this milestone I am going to Malawi next June with a group from Holyrood school in Glasgow most of whom are pupils, building and renovating school rooms for the local children. It's the best way I can think of to celebrate the 50 years of good fortune I've been blessed with.[/span][/p][p][span=font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p][p][span=font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;"[gt]I'm planning a number of events to raise money so our team can make a contribution that will improve the lives of children who don't enjoy a fraction of the advantages that I take for granted.[/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;"[gt][lt]br /[gt][/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;"[gt]First up is a tough multi discipling event in Westport, Ireland on November 8[/span][lt]/span[gt] [url=http://www.westportsea2summit.ie/][span=font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;" title="http://www.westportsea2summit.ie/"[gt]http://www.westportsea2summit.ie/[/span][lt]/span[gt][/url][span=font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;"[gt]. A tough 4.5 to 5 hour test (for me anyway!), it includes 2 runs (one of which is an obstacle couse over 4.5k); 2 cycles one of which includes 15 degree gradients and in the middle of all that a 780m climb of Ireland's holy mountain Croagh Patrick.[/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;"[gt][lt]br /[gt][/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;"[gt]The children we're hoping to support start life with very little so education is vital to their future. Helping provide decent facilities supports that need and helps them help themselves.[/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;"[gt][lt]br /[gt][/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;"[gt]Because you are special friends, family and colleagues I am asking you to participate in 30:40:50 for Malawi - that is I'm hoping I can get a donation of[/span][lt]/span[gt] [b][span=font-family: Arial; color: red; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;"[gt]£30[/span][lt]/span[gt][/b] [span=font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;"[gt]from[/span][lt]/span[gt] [b][span=font-family: Arial; color: red; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;"[gt]40[/span][lt]/span[gt][/b] [span=font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;"[gt]friends, family and colleagues to provide funding for the project on the occasion of my[/span][lt]/span[gt] [b][span=font-family: Arial; color: red; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;"[gt]50[/span][lt]/span[gt][/b][span=font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;"[gt]th. Of course if you'd like to give more that's also acceptable! I appreciate I may be taking advantage of your good nature with this email but the cause is worth the risk.[/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;"[gt]Hopefully this site makes it wasy for you to donate.[/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;"[gt][lt]br /[gt][/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;"[gt]I'm planning to match fund the donations unless of course your generosity threatens to bankrupt me! [/span][lt]/span[gt][span=font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;]Thanks in advance for your support and to those of you who have already pledged support. [/span][/p][p][span=font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;][lt]span style="font-size: 10pt;"[gt][lt]br /[gt][/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][p]Here's one eaxample of the work the team did in 2014:[/p][ul][li]At Stella Maris Secondary School, the team delivered the beginnings of an agricultural / Science project, including building outhouses for farm animals. [/li][li]This project will help make the school more self sufficient in vegetables and will teach the girls practical farming techniques for crops and livestock either for future study and a career in the farming industry or to tend their own smallholdings in their villages. [/li][li]The team continued the support of the curriculum, especially in the context of Children's rights and the empowerment of young women. [/li][li]The team worked with pupils and staff at Stella Maris to help plan and deliver the initial stages of a health and wellbeing cross curricular learning project . [/li][li]For the second year running the team left the school with a laptop and Multimedia projector, bought with funds raised by the 2014 Malawi Team, so that even without enough textbooks, work tasks and notes can be shown on screen. [/li][li]The Stella Maris team painted and refurbished the school's Assembly Hall, making it a more suitable learning and working environment and now able to be used for national exams.[/li][/ul]

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Dec 22, 2014

Tony Heavey

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Dec 22, 2014

Donna Cameron

Well Done David

Dec 22, 2014

Anonymous

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Dec 1, 2014

Anonymous

£77.30 plus £19.33 Gift Aid

Nov 30, 2014

Anonymous

With you all the way David

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Nov 20, 2014

Sharon McKechnie

Fantastic cause David. I hope you smash your fund raising target! Sharon

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Nov 12, 2014

Jim Panton

OK - I admit I was one of those who needed to see proof. Strictly speaking a pic of some nice scenery and the one of you in the pub is questionable proof! Well done Mate :-)

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Nov 12, 2014

Moira

Good luck with the fundraising - and the challenge!!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Nov 12, 2014

Anonymous

Well done boy!!!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Nov 11, 2014

Carole Forrest

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid