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Visit the live cribVisit the Live Christmas Crib 2015

The Live Christmas Crib will open at St Mary’s Church, Chapel Lane, Belfast in Mid December. Come along to The Grotto and meet the Holy Family, Shepherds and Kings. Also featuring, Henry the donkey, goats, Emily and Buttercup, and friends. All donations to Tuesday’s Child’s Following Yonder Star Christmas Appeal for children living in extreme hardship in Gaza, Kenya, Uganda, Brazil and refugees in Sicily.

Carol singers and school groups welcome. The crib will run until early January, animals arrive at 11 a.m. and go home at 5 p.m. each day. For further details e-mail info@tuesdayschild.ie or phone 02890-502725 or text 07545-452362.

View our gallery of pictures from last year »


The Good Ship Lollipop -
Child Refugee Appeal

Tuesday’s Child appeals for your support for child refugees in Sicily. We are sending essential aid items to children in the Salesian House Santa Chiara in Palermo, Sicily.
Santa Chiara kindergarden cares for refugee children from 10 countries from the age of 0 – 6 yrs. There is also a school for older children 7 – 18 yrs.

ßSanta Chiara receives children rescued from the Mediterranean sea and children born to refugees already arrived in Palermo. Children travelling unaccompanied on boats are also given refuge at Santa Chiara for a short term. Director of Santa Chiara, Fr Enzo, has been helping child refugees since the 1980s. Tuesday’s Child gives 100 percent of monies raised and donations received.

Children of Wajir
Child refugee from Syria

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knock walkKnock Peace Walk - Belfast to Knock walk for Children in Gaza, 16th – 20th July ‘14
Tuesday’s Child is joining the Knock Peace Walk from Belfast to Knock this week.
This is our 4th year doing the Knock Walk and we will be raising funds torwards our emergency appeal for children in Gaza.
We will also be praying for peace in the Middle East.
Please support us by donating to our Emergency Appeal. You can also donate £1, £2, £5 or £10 by texting TCAG70 to 70070.


OUb Quiz BallykellyPub Quiz in aid of St Daniel’s
Children’s Hospital, Wau

Pub Quiz on Friday 9th May in The Drummond House Hotel, Ballykelly, starts 9 p.m. Tickets are £5, great raffle prizes. Quiz master Gareth Peoples. All proceeds to St Daniel’s Children’s Hospital in Wau, South Sudan.




Wine Tasting Evening Holy Rosary Hall, Ravenhill Road, Belfast
Fri 7th Dec 8 p.m.

Come along and sample a selection of Fair Trade Wines before Christmas. Taste and learn with local wine tutor Aaron Smylie. Christmas carols and fabulous raffle prizes. Tickets £10.


Get Active and make it a Win Win for needy children
Get active, do a sponsored walk or run, swimathon or cycle and change the life of a child today. Lots of sponsored events to choose from or why not organise your own. Everything you raise, we give. No salaries, no administration cost, are taken from funds raised.


Supper Evening for Children of Nairobi Slums
Elvis event in aid of Tuesday's Child BelfastOur next event is to raise funds for children living in extreme poverty in the slums of Nairobi.
Why not come along to our supper evening in The Drummond Hotel on Thursday 27th September 2012.
Supper is provided by The Drummond and music by the fabulous traditional band The Squealin’ Pigs.
Tickets are £10 and are available from our website or The Drummond Hotel.
Ciick to view the flyer »




Dublin City Marathon 2012

Dublin Marathon for Tuesdays ChildThinking of doing a marathon? Why not achieve your goal and make a difference to the lives of children. The Dublin City marathon is on 29th October 2012. To register visit www.dublinmarathon.ie.
For a Fundraiser pack email us at events@tuesdayschild.ie




Photo: Paddy Mathews raised
€1,000 for children in Gaza.


Appeal for water bore hole in Nairobi slums

Wine and Cheese evening for Tuesday's ChildWe are all blessed in that we can get a drink of water at the turn of a tap. Millions of families are not so fortunate
and drinking dirty water causes life threatening diseases like typhoid and cholera.

Your loose change can make a difference.
Help us sink a bore hole for clean drinking water for thousands of families living in extreme hardship in the slums of Nairobi.




Elvis event in aid of Tuesday's Child BelfastElvis Live At The Empire – Belfast 28 June ‘12
Get on your blue suede shoes and join us for Elvis at The Empire Music Hall on Thursday 28th June.
Ireland’s top two award winning Elvis tribute acts, Ciaran Houlihan aka Eireann Elvis and Tom Gilson are coming together for one night only in Belfast this summer.
Tom sings rock and roll hits from the young Elvis, while Ciaran sings hits from the Las Vegas era.
Ah huh huh and tickets just £10 from the website store. All proceeds to children in East Africa.


Dublin Women’s Mini-Marathon - 4 June ‘12
Never done a marathon before? This is a great one for beginners.
Why not join us and walk or run 10 K for a great cause www.dublinwomensminimarathon.com
To register visit www.dublinwomensminimarathon.com and email us at events@tuesdayschild.org.uk


Belfast Marathon in aid of Tuesday's ChildBelfast City Marathon - 7 May ‘12
Tuesday’s Child is doing the Belfast marathon to raise funds for children in Lodwar, Northern Kenya.
Lodwar is one of the areas worst affected by famine and is on drought alert again this year.
We hope to raise £20,000. To support us please donate at Just Giving
Just Giving to Tuesday's Child


Jazz event May 2012An Evening of Swingin’ Jazz - Strabane 11 May ‘12
Tuesday’s Child invites jazz lovers to an evening of Swingin’ Jazz with The Met Quartet featuring Michael Bradley on piano,
Mark Bradley – voice/trumpet, Aidan Dunphy on drums, Michael McGinty on double bass & Special Guests.
Jazz at its Best. Tickets are £10 and available from the website store or emailing us at events@tuesdayschild.org.uk
All proceeds to children in Gaza

Paris MarathonParis Marathon
Tuesday’s Child did the Paris marathon
on Sunday 16th April 2012.
A great day and we raised over £4000 for
children in East Africa.
You can still support us at the following link www.justgiving.com/TuesdayschildParismarathon


The Crosskeys Inn Summer BBQ
Tuesday’s Child’s next fundraising event is a Summer BBQ and traditional music session at The Crosskeys Inn, Toomebridge on Saturday 18th June 2011 at 7.30 p.m.
If you sing or play traditional music and want to join the session, email us as events@tuesdayschild.org.uk.
Song, music, dance, craic and great food, all for a great cause. Tickets are £10 and available from our online store or from The Crosskeys Inn.

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Tuesday's Child bbq poster

knock walkBelfast to Knock walk for Children in Gaza
Tuesday’s Child is doing the Belfast to Knock walk to raise funds for our food programme for children in Gaza and to pray to Our Lady of Knock for an end to the siege of Gaza.
The walk starts on 20TH July and we will walk 133 miles over 5 days with the Knock walkers. Please sponsor us at www.justgiving.com/tuesdayschildknock and pray with us to set the children of Gaza free.

Change for Children Appeal
Tuesday’s Child helps children in 12 areas around the world. Please support our change for children appeal. We give 100 percent of monies received.
Change for Children


Run or Walk for the Children of Gaza
The marathon season is here! Thinking of running a marathon?
A great reason to get fit and raise funds for a great cause.

Why not run for children in Gaza who have nowhere to run too.

All proceeds to our food programme for children in Gaza.
If you can run or walk for Tuesday’s Child please email us as events@tuesdayschild.org.uk
We give 100 percent of monies raised.




Belfast City Marathon
Tuesday’s Child did the Belfast City Marathon on Monday 3rd May to raise funds for our food programme for children in Gaza.
Just Giving to Tuesday's ChildA glorious day and super atmosphere! You can still sponsor this event at justgiving.com



Tuesday’s Child’s Pub Quiz Challenge
Tuesday’s Child Pub Quiz Challenge comes to the Terrace in Magherafelt on Friday 15th April. Are YOU up for the challenge?

Pub Quiz posterTickets are £5 from our online store or you can pay on the door. Teams are 4 – 6 people or you can join one of our singles team on the night. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed teams, spot prizes, raffle and auction. The quiz starts at 8.30 p.m. and there is a disco after the pub quiz. All proceeds to children living in extreme hardship.

Read the press release here »





Christmas Art Exhibition

Tuesday’s Child invites you to our first Christmas Art Exhibition from Tuesday 14th December to Sunday 19th December in the Old Northern Bank Building, 2 Waring St, Belfast.

The exhibition will be opened by the Lord Mayor, the Rt Hon, Councillor Pat Convery on Tuesday 14th December at 12.30 p.m. with a second opening at 7.30 p.m. Some 176 artists from North and South will be exhibiting.

The show includes many fabulous paintings and pieces of sculpture. The themes of the exhibition is Christmas, the nativity and children. The exhibition also includes paintings by children living in captivity in Gaza. Proceeds from art sold will go towards purchasing three gifts each for children living in conflict in The Holy Land.

Click here to view the invitation & details PDF »


Christmas Gala Ball – Belfast City Hall – Saturday 18th December
Gala Ball for Tuesday's ChidTuesday’s Child is holding a Christmas Gala Ball in Belfast City Hall on Saturday 18th December, hosted by The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Patrick Convery. Paul Clark is MC for the evening and our after dinner speaker is Sean Crummey.

The drinks reception is at 7 p.m. with music by St Malachy’s Senior String Quartet and Suprano Louise Irvine. The band for the evening is the Nightswing with Siobhan Pettit. There are some fabulous raffle prizes and an auction including some beautiful art pieces and celebrity memorabilia.

Tickets are £60 and available from our online store or by phoning 02890502725 or emailing info@tuesdayschild.org.uk All proceeds will go to children living in extreme hardship in Pakistan, India and Gaza. Tickets to a gala ball make an ideal Christmas gift and we give 100 percent of proceeds.

Help promote this event - download the poster and put it up in your workplace »


Dublin City Marathon
Haiti Earthquake AppealCould you raise money for children in Gaza by joining our runners and walkers in the Dublin City marathon on Mon 25 October?

Why not join Tuesday's Child for the Dublin City marathon and make a real difference to the lives of children?

We have two great packages...

If you can raise £1,000 we will pay your registration fee and provide luxury hotel and spa accommodation the night before the marathon.
Advanced marathon package details here »

If you can raise a minumum of £200 we will reimburse half of your registration fee.
Standard marathon package details here »

Donate at www.justgiving.com/tuesdayschilddubcitmar
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To read more about the Dublin City marathon visit www.dublinmarathon.ie

Knock Walk for children in Gaza
Tuesday's Child completed the Knock Walk for children in Gaza. The walk of 144 miles over 5 days started in Armagh on 14th July and arrived in the shrine of Our Lady of Knock on 19th July 2010. You can still support the event at our Just Giving link. All proceeds go to our feeding programme for children in Gaza.

Donate at www.justgiving.com/tuesdays-s-child

Just Giving to Tuesday's Child

3 Dublin Women's Mini-marathon, Monday 7th June 2010
Tuesday's Child is running the Dublin Flora women's mini-marathon on Monday 7th June to raise funds for children in Gaza.
You can support us at the following the PayPal link on our donation page...
Donate to Tuesday's Child


Kaleidoscope, 22 May 2010
Ormeau Churches Together presents Kaleidoscope, a music extravaganza of multicultural music and dance on Saturday 22nd May.

Singers, dancers, bands and choirs will be coming together to join in a colourful night of music and entertainment in St John’s Hall, Newtownbreda at 7.30 p.m.

Artists include: Singer songwriters Laura Hargan from Arizona and Olive Kayes from Belfast and the Arteska Fusion Band including musicians from Poland, Zimbabwe and Ireland

Also featuring are Jump Rope Tycoon, Irish traditional singers Carrickmannon, The Jubilate Choir and two dance groups Brighlights and Bollywood Dancers. A colourful multicultural evening, not to be missed!


Tickets are £10 with £5 concessions for students and children and include light refreshments.
All proceeds go to GLU 2010 and Tuesday’s Child


Pub Quiz  - MacTurcaill's, Tara St, Dublin, Friday 12 March
Tuesday's Child is hosting a pub quiz in MacTurcaill's Pub, Tara St, Dublin on Friday 12th March at 8 p.m. Tickets are €10 or €5 with student card. All proceeds to children in Gaza. So if you're planning to be in Dublin for the rugby this coming Saturday, why not come along with your friends to MacTuracaill's on Friday night. A good night for a great cause.

The Sound of Music Sing-a-long Cinema Night
Tuesday's Child presents another night of entertainment on February 25th in Storm cinema in The Odyssey Belfast. The cinema night features a sing-a-long to The Sound of Music night showing the fabulous 1965 movie The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews.

Come along and join in the fun and all the songs of this movie classic - Sixteen Going on Seventeen, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Edelweiss, The Lonely Goatherd, My Favorite Things, (How Do You Solve a Problem Like) Maria and more. Get into the spirit of the night and come along in theme if you like, there will be a prize for the best costumes! Tickets are £10 and doors open 7.30 for 8 p.m. Drinks are provided.

Book online here »
Limited availability. Tickets must be collected at the door before 7:45pm. (Price of £10.56 includes 0.56 paypal payment processing charge)



Grease... is the word Sing-a-long Cinema Night Wednesday 18th November

Tuesday's Child presents a unique night of entertainment on Wednesday 18th November 2009 in Storm cinema in The Odyssey Belfast. The cinema night features a sing-a-long a Grease night showing the fabulous 1978 movie Grease is the word, featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John.

Come along and join in the fun and all the songs of this movie classic - Summer Nights, It's Electrifying, Greased Lightning, Beauty School Drop Out, Hopelessly Devoted to You and many more. Get into the spirit of the night and come along in theme if you like, there will be a prize for the best Pink Lady and T bird and best Olivia Newton John and John Travolta! Tickets are £10 and doors open 7.30 for 8 p.m. Drinks are provided. This is the first in a series of our sing-a-long nights.

Book online here »

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Halloween Charity Disco & Quiz Friday 30th October
Sinead Devine and Mary O’Brien from Belfast are organising a fancy dress pub quiz and disco on Friday 30th October at 8 p.m. in Fruithill Bowling Club, Belfast at 8 p.m. There are lots of scares and thrills on the night with a prize for the winning team and a great line up of raffle prizes.
All proceeds will go to Tuesday's Child appeal for children in Gaza. So hop on your broomstick and see you there. Tickets are £3 or whatever you want to give.
Scream if you want tickets. You can also pay on the door.

Halloween charity disco

Gig for Gaza - The Sugar Club, Thursday 2nd July
Singer songwriter Brian McGovern and friends are organising a gig in the Sugar Club in Dublin on Thursday 2nd July 2009 to raise money for Tuesday's Child projects in Gaza. The concert also features: Anthony Furey, Fiach, John Murphy, The Doldrums and friends. Tickets are €10 and available on the door at 7.30 p.m. A huge thanks to Brian and his friends for organising the gig and maintaining the awareness of the plight of the people of Gaza.

Day of prayer to end Gaza blockade and for peace in the Middle East, Sunday June 21st
Tuesday's Child are inviting people of all faiths to join them in prayer on Sunday 21st June to bring an end to the blockade of Gaza and the humanitarian crisis across the strip and also for peace in the Middle East.

We have chosen Mid-summer's day, as God shines His light on the world for longer than any other day of the year. Our prayer is that His divine light will shine into the hearts and minds of those capable of bringing and end to the ongoing plight of the people of Gaza and to permit proper access to humanatarian relief organisations there to start rebuilding the shattered lives of the people living there, most of all the children and young people.

Tuesday's Child is a Marian charity and will be praying the luminous mysteries of the Rosary and the chaplet to the Infant of Prague and pleading the intercession of Our Lady of Queen of Peace.

We hope that church services for all faiths across the world will come together in prayer. We also hope that individuals and families will take a little time to join in our prayer, wherever they are and whichever faith they belong to. We will never have world peace without peace in the Middle East. Read the full press release »

Belfast City Marathon,  Monday 4th May 2009
The Belfast City Marathon is on 4th May 2009 and this year has a record number of entrants for all events. Tuesday’s Child trustees and volunteers have entered 3 teams into the Belfast marathon events: the walk (Tuesday’s Child founders Orla Sheehan and Margaret McAuley), the relay (Tuesday’s Child supporters: Fr Rory Sheehan, Kieran McCormick, Angus Lamkin, Brian Mullan and Fr Gerry McCloskey) and the fun run ( father and son team John Michael McAuley and John McAuley). John Michael, who is 11 yrs old, is our youngest competitor. To support any of the 3 teams please email us for a sponsorship form or why not donate at justgiving.com »

Terri throws a hooley for Tuesday's Child, Wed 4th March 2009
Terri Hooley and friends are organising a music gig for Tuesday's Child in The Black Box in Belfast on Wednesday 4th March. Some of N.Ireland's top singer-songwriters are contributing including Bap Kennedy, Henry McCullough, Errol Walsh and Gerry Creen.

Tickets are £10 and are available online at www.theblackboxbelfast.com or from The Good Vibes Record Shop in Wine Tavern St. Auction prizes on the night include contributions from Stiff Little Fingers, Duke Special and The Undertones. Kick off is at 8pm. All proceeds will go to Tuesday's Child projects for children in Gaza.

Ards Peninsula Marathon Walk, Sat 18th April 2009
Belfast pharmacist Patrick Moore and his wife Diane are organising a marathon walk along the stunning Ards Peninsula on Saturday 18th April to raise funds for Tuesday's Child and Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke. Registration is £20 and sponsorship forms are also available.  Please spread the word and send the Invitation to walk to all your friends. For further details click here... (MS Word Doc)

Tuesday’s Child announces Music Gigs for Children in Gaza
Tuesday's Child Gigs for Gaza posterTuesday's Child announces two, not to be missed, nights of Irish Music in Dublin's premier live music venue, Vicar St, in conjunction with Aiken Promotions.

Some of the biggest names in Irish music will be singing their hearts out for the forgotten children of Gaza. Lisa Hanningan, Neil Hannon, Mary Black, Liam O’Maonlai, Eleanor McEvoy, Paul Brady, Kila, One Day International, Frances Black, Mundy, Jack L, The Waterboys and friends.

Tickets are 25 euro and are on sale now from Ticketmaster. All proceeds will go to Tuesday's Child's emergency relief fund for food, water, milk, medicines, mattresses, blankets for children traumatised by this most violent of wars... click here for more details

Tuesday’s Child releases song for peace and justice for every child.
Written by Belfast singer-songwriter, Olive Kayes, Just Like You and I is
dedicated to the plight of all children caught in war. The song is available as a
digital single for download from this site for whatever price you wish to pay. All proceeds will go to helping children in both Palestine and Israel.

Donate what you can and download a song for Peace in the Holy Land, Just Like You and I by Olive Kayes. View the lyrics to the song here »

Tuesday’s Child are holding a candelit vigil in Belfast to pray for peace in the Holy Land on Tuesday 6th January 2009.
Gaza crisis procession poster icon

The vigil will start at 7 p.m outside Clonard monastery, Belfast and walk to the City Hall in Belfast in prayer and song for peace. Please bring your own candle or small torch if you prefer. We invite people from all denominations to join us.

Download a poster sized PDF which you can printout and use to spread the word about the procession. Download here »
(1.8 Mb PDF, ctrl click to download to your hard drive) 




New Year’s Eve Vigil for peace in Gaza  31 December 2008
Fr Gerry McCloskey, Parish Priest in St Agnes’s, called for prayer for peace for the people of Gaza at the New Year’s Eve Marian vigil in St Agnes’s Parish. The vigil, which started at 10.30 p.m and continued to 1.30 p.m called for an end to war in the Middle East and for an end to the conflict in Gaza.

We are constantly in need of different items that would make such a difference to Children living in poverty. Check out our 'Shopping List' to see how you can help...

Tuesday’s Child is one today
Tuesday’s Child will celebrate its first birthday on Thursday 6th March 2008 in Dublin.
The charity’s birthday will coincide with the launch of the Tuesday’s Child music album in the South of Ireland. The double album will be available across Ireland in all major records stores from Friday 7th March 2008 and will retail at €19.99. All proceeds from sales of the album will go to children. Copies of the album may also be downloaded here and 100 percent of proceeds from online sales will go directly to children.

Tuesday’s Child goes digital
The Tuesday’s Child digital music shop will go live on Tuesday 11th March 2008. The digital album sells at equiv are €16.50 and €8.99 (£12.99 or £6.99) per CD. For the first 24 hrs, the album may be downloaded for any price people want to pay and 100 percent of proceeds will go to children. Tuesday’s Child are hoping for record download sales on the day to really make a difference.

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