"what difference can I make, I’m just one person but millions are made up of individuals -- Gary Lightbody"

This year instead of -- or as well as -- buying Gary a gift, join with other fans in making a donation to Oh Yeah in Gary’s name.


Join other Snow Patrol fans in creating a very special birthday gift for Gary Lightbody.  Our goal is to raise £1000 for Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast.

Gary sketch (632x800)It is a simple idea–we want to thank Gary for everything he does for us by supporting a project we all know to be near and dear to his heart.  Gary is a founding member of Oh Yeah’s board of directors and currently serves as honorary board president.  In 2012,Gary donated Snow Patrol’s fee for headline Bushmill’s Live to Oh Yeah resulting in the creation of their rooftop performance space.

As Belfast’s first dedicated music centre, Oh Yeah’s mission is to help develop and sustain musical talent and a music industry in Belfast.  Oh Yeah is housed in a multi-use facility that includes a performance space, recording studio, exhibition space, song writing room, and other areas for working and socializing.  Although there is a strong emphasis on programming for youth, Oh Yeah is a space for musicians and music fans of all ages.

Every donation, no matter the amount, is critical to our success and greatly appreciated.  The power of this special gift comes from the combined efforts of many fans.  We want as many people to participate as possible.

Last year we were able meet our goal and raised over £1300 for our charity, Alive & Kicking UK.  Please help us meet our goal this year and hopefully bring one of those beautiful smiles to Gary’s face.

The Gary Project is a fan-based advocacy group dedicated to supporting the charity work done by Gary Lightbody and Snow Patrol. Our mission is to raise funds and friends for causes that are close to our hearts and that reflect Mr. Lightbody’s interests.

The Gary Project was founded by Ellie Doyle and is administered by Ms. Doyle and Joanna Bowyer.
Joanna Bowyer and Ana Miranda manage public communications for the project. Ms. Doyle manages charity and press relations.

We are proud of the work we are doing and strive to be ethical and transparent in our actions.

Ms. Doyle may be contacted at admin@thegaryproject.com
Joanna Bowyer and Ms. Miranda may be contacted at info@thegaryproject.com

Birthday Videos

Check out our new videos made just in time for Gary’s birthday!!



How to Donate

Thank you fans.  We have raised over £875 as of June 15th!

To make a direct donation, in any amount, to our charity fundraiser in support of Oh Yeah visit our Virgin Money Giving site at The Gary Project 2014′s Fundraising Page.

UK donors remember to Gift Aid It and increase your donation.  Gift Aid



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Sign Gary’s 2014 Birthday Card

Wish Gary Lightbody Happy Birthday on June 15.  Please sign Gary’s birthday card.   Your email address will not be displayed or shared.  You can submit a link to a picture or video in the website address (see first card signature for an example). If you have any issues submitting your birthday wishes, please email info@thegaryproject.com. Don’t forget to click share to spread the word on FaceBook and Twitter.

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(55) Carolina Ellis
Sun, 15 June 2014

May health and wealth always be your friends, may good luck and fortune always be by your side, may success and goodwill always be at your beck and call. May God bless you all the days you live. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday....

(54) Janet May
Sun, 15 June 2014

To a wonderful person,
Happy Birthday Gary! You are an amazing person and I am glad to see you be successful in all your endeavors. Best wishes as you spend your birthday amongst the people that care about you. Know that you are always in the fans' thoughts, and that we wish you the best!
Hope to see you in Dallas (& Austin!) on your next tour,
Janet May
P.S. You made me quite happy when you came to Dallas a few years ago. Your concert was the best concert ever! Your thoughtfulness and passion was quite moving and enjoyable!

(53) Ceci
Sun, 15 June 2014

Happy birthday dear!

Thank you. For everything you give to your fans, your sense of humour, your warmth...Please, never, never change.

Have a wonderful day!

Buenos Aires, Argentina

(52) Clebea
Sun, 15 June 2014

38 years ago, God said: Let there be light! And there was light ... Lightbody. Happy Birthday, dear Gary! Your music is a daily inspiration in our lives. Lots of love to you!


(51) Chyna Rosemarea
Sat, 14 June 2014

Happy Birthday, Gary! May it be wonderful and joyous :) Thank you for all of the beautiful music you share with us and for every time you've made me smile and every time time that you've cheered me up. Meeting you in 2012, can't believe that it's already been two years since then, is one of my favorite moments. I hope to meet you again someday soon. Take care, be safe, and have a truly wonderful birthday. (Here's to celebratory kitchen dancing with penguins!)
~Chyna Rosemarea xx

(50) Natasa
Sat, 14 June 2014

Wishing you loads of love, fun and great inspiration for new lyrics. Every day of your life!

Thank you for your sweet voice and words that give this beautiful positive energy.

Love from Brussels

(49) Sandra Cavalcante
Fri, 13 June 2014

Dear Gary,

Happy birthday!
I hope you have a wonderful day!

Lots of love

(48) Loreto Orellana Lillo
Fri, 13 June 2014

Happy Birthday Dear Gary, all the happiness in the world and blessings to you on this day, kisses and hugs from Chile!
PD: When you come to Chile we will have Guiness!!!!!

(47) Pauline
Fri, 13 June 2014

Happy Birthday Gary!

Wishing you lots of love and happiness on your birthday and hoping all your dreams and wishes come true!



(46) Sandra Cavalcante
Thu, 12 June 2014

Dear Gary,

Happy birthday!
I hope you have a wonderful day!

Lots of love


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