Haiti Fundraiser - Krystle Nightclub - This Friday!
WHAT: Haiti Fundraiser
WHERE: Krystle Nightclub & Bar
WHEN: Friday, 16th October 2009
- Time: 8pm to 11pm
- Entry fee is €10 (usual price in to Krystle is €15)
- Complimentary finger food platters
- Free drinks
EVERY ONE WELCOME - PLEASE SUPPORT THIS WORTHY CAUSE!!!
Haven was established in late 2008 by Leslie Buckley, one of Ireland's leading entrepreneurs and
businessmen. Our vision is to tackle poverty and improve the quality of life of impoverished people in Haiti. We aim to do this primarily by building new homes for the poor, improving other homes and
introducing development programmes to help our beneficiaries work their way out of poverty.
A long time supporter of many charitable causes, Leslie is a founder of Digicel, the largest mobile phone telecommunications company in the Carribean. It was his work which brought him to Haiti for the first time, the poorest country in the Western World.
Conditions in Haiti are dire for the vast majority of its population of 8.5 million. Seven out of ten Haitians are living below the poverty line of $2 a day. One child dies every hour from starvation, with almost a quarter of children under five suffering from malnutrition. Unemployment stands at 54% and half of the population cannot read or write. And hundreds of thousands of people are condemned to live in shacks and slums.
But, there is hope in Haiti. Despite all its problems. It is this hope that inspired Leslie Buckley to act and he founded Haven. To kickstart fundraising for this new international non-governmental organisation, Leslie has pledged EUR 1 million. This money will cover all administration costs so every single penny donated to Haven from others will go directly to our building and community programmes in Haiti.
Haven's vision for Haiti is one where every one of its citizens has a proper place to call home, where children have somewhere safe to sleep at night and families feel secure.
see http://www.havenpartnership.com for more info