Christy Carey's Kathmandu Fund

€11,710 of €15,000 goal

Raised by 303 people in 21 months
Proud Route 27 driver, Christy Carey, recently swapped Dublin Bus for the chaos and colour of Kathmandu, as part of RTÉ’s documentary, ‘The Toughest Place to Be’. As part of the adventure, Christy learned to drive a bus in Kathmandu, one of the world’s most polluted and congested cities.

For the duration of his stay, Christy was welcomed by a local Nepalese family. Jaya Ram Pandey, a bus driver in Kathmandu, and his family opened their home to him and treated him as one of their own.

While there, Christy was humbled by the poverty and devastation he witnessed by the family and the local community. For instance, Jaya Ram’s father’s (Janak Raj Pandey) house was completely destroyed during the 2015 earthquake and unfortunately, the family cannot afford to fix it.

After Christy’s experience in Kathmandu, he would like to give back to the family who welcomed him so lovingly into their home, and the people of the local community that really touched his heart, such as the bus conductor Thapa.

Christy’s aim is to raise €15,000 which will go to fund the restoration of Janak Raj’s house and contribute to an education fund for Jaya Ram’s children while also donating a small sum to Thapa, the bus conductor.
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Johanna Kelly
17 months ago

Hey christy, you're a biker, why don't ya organise a bike run to support your cause. €20 per bike or donation, ya know yerself. Best of luck with the fundraising. Really can't wait to see how it ends

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Darren Walsh
21 months ago

well done git

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Patsy Atkinson
21 months ago

Hi Christopher, Just to say well done , Auntie Esther & all of us here in Coventry are very proud of you. xx

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Mary O'Callaghan
21 months ago

Hi Christy Great viewing. Sad to see such devastation in such a beautiful capital. Glad you are doing this and hope you reach your goal.

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Betty Ramsay
21 months ago

Christy great work u the salt of the earth I seen u on the 27 I get off at Kevin street do u have bank I can pop my donation in to good luck great guy

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Lisa Murray
21 months ago

So proud of ya pal x & I have no doubt you'll achieve what you've set out to do

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€11,710 of €15,000 goal

Raised by 303 people in 21 months
Created February 24, 2017
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€25
Anonymous
7 months ago
DC
€10
Dan Coghlan
15 months ago

Good on ya Christy! Hope they get the house back in good shape.

€1,000
Anonymous
16 months ago
€300
Anonymous
16 months ago
TG
€10
Terry Gale
16 months ago

You really made the show. Very happy to donate to something. Keep us posted on how it helps.

AB
€20
Amanda Barry
16 months ago

Would love to hear follow up story! Or for the Nepalese driver Jaya Ram to come to Dublin and drive a bus!

€10
Anonymous
16 months ago
PL
€25
Paddy Longmore
16 months ago

Well done Christy.

€50
Anonymous
16 months ago
€10
Anonymous
16 months ago
Johanna Kelly
17 months ago

Hey christy, you're a biker, why don't ya organise a bike run to support your cause. €20 per bike or donation, ya know yerself. Best of luck with the fundraising. Really can't wait to see how it ends

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Darren Walsh
21 months ago

well done git

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Patsy Atkinson
21 months ago

Hi Christopher, Just to say well done , Auntie Esther & all of us here in Coventry are very proud of you. xx

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Mary O'Callaghan
21 months ago

Hi Christy Great viewing. Sad to see such devastation in such a beautiful capital. Glad you are doing this and hope you reach your goal.

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Betty Ramsay
21 months ago

Christy great work u the salt of the earth I seen u on the 27 I get off at Kevin street do u have bank I can pop my donation in to good luck great guy

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Lisa Murray
21 months ago

So proud of ya pal x & I have no doubt you'll achieve what you've set out to do

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