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The Live Christmas Crib 2018
….bringing Bethlehem to Belfast

“There is a child born to us, a Son given to us…and His name shall be called: Wonder Counsellor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace”. Is. 9:6
The Live Crib will open in St, Mary’s Church, Chapel Lane, Belfast on Thursday 13th December. The crib features nativity characters Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus, shepherds; and the three kings. Animals featuring in the crib this year are kindly provided by the Irish Donkey Society.

Our donkeys this year include:
-Denis, he is 22 years old, loves ginger nuts and pulls a carriage or be ridden
-Oberon, an Andalusian donkey, he is 10 years old. He came from Skegness, England where he was a beach donkey
-Fudge, she is 9 years old, a mother of Othello, her first born
-Remus, a piebald donkey from Fermanagh. He is 13 years old and father of Romulus
-Romulus, a 10 year old piebald donkey, learning to plough
-Dougal, he is 8 years old, can be ridden or pull farm implements
-Othello, a year old foal, son of Fudge, cheeky chap
-Tinkerbell, 18 months old miniature piebald, leader of the foal herd
-Portia, a black year old female, quite shy but getting more confident with people.

Crib donations this year will to support Mill Hill Missionaries in Sudan. The crib opens from 10.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
There will Christmas carols at the crib daily at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and prayers for peace in the world and for every child, born and unborn, daily from the crib.

The crib brings great joy to all, young and old. Everyone who visits is offered a prayer card of The Holy Family of Nazareth and children are encouraged to pray to the Baby Jesus for peace in the world. Proceeds of the crib go to children and their families living in areas where this is no peace. Children are encouraged to bring their drawings of the nativity and post them in the Live Crib.

St. Francis of Assisi and the Live Greccio Crib
It was St Francis of Assisi who popularised the Christmas crib when he brought Bethlehem to Greccio in 1223. People and animals featured in his crib, described in the writings of St Bonaventure. “The brethren were summoned, the people ran together, the forest resounded with their voices and the venerable night was made glorious by many and brilliant lights and sonorous psalms of praise. The man of God, stood before the manger, full of devotion and piety, bathed in tears and radiant with joy; the Holy Gospel was chanted by Francis”.

It is said that the Infant Child appeared in the Greccio crib and lit up the whole scene with His divine light and that St Francis held Him in his arms. Loving animals as he did, St Francis urged farmers to provide their donkeys and oxen with extra rations of corn and hay for reverence of the Infant Child. By the end of the century every church in Italy had a crib. The tradition grew across Europe and the world and such was the interest in the Greccio crib, that even Kings of Europe had their own superfluous cribs. In Sicily and Malta, live cribs remain very popular.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Holy Family of Nazareth, pray for peace in every family of the world and peace for every child, born and unborn.

“May the little hand of Jesus bless you. May the great heart of Jesus hold you”.

Live Crib Belfast 2018

Peace for every child

There will be prayers for peace for The Live Crib every day at 3 p.m.
Join us every day to pray for peace and that every child in the world may receive three gifts this Christmas – love, joy and peace.


Travelling Light book

Christmas Cards

Share the real message of Christmas with a beautiful card available from Tuesdays Child now.

Pack of 10 – small £5 plus P and P
Pack of 10 – large £6.50 plus P and P

To order email events@tuesdayschild.org.uk
Or you can buy them from The Live Crib in Belfast opening on 14th December.

Tuesday’s Child Projects
This year Tuesday’s Child is helping:

Children of Wajir,
  Children of Gaza,
  Child Scavengers of
Nairobi, Kenya
  Children of St Daniel’s
Wau, South Sudan
Children of Wajir,  Kenya   Children of Gaza,  Palestine   Child Scavengers of  Nairobi, Kenya   Children of St Daniel’s  Wau, South Sudan
Street Children of
Sinai Slums, Nairobi
  Children of Nebbi,
  Children of
Karnataka, India
  Children of Lagos,
Street Children of  Sinai Slums, Nairobi   Children of Nebbi,  Uganda   Children of  Karnataka, India   Children of Lagos,  Nigeria

Emergency appeal for Gaza

On Tuesday 8th July a full scale war was launched on the Gaza strip. The majority of people killed and badly injured are civilians. Family homes, schools, hospitals, charities, farming areas have all come under constant shelling by air and sea. The tiny coastal enclave, just 26 miles long and 4-7 miles wide, where people are trapped behind a wall of steel, is being bombarded. Fighter planes, drones and war ships continue to destroy home after home and tear apart family after family.

Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes, many still living in makeshift homes since the last war. Please help. We give everything we receive. And please pray for the people of Gaza and for peace between Israel and Palestine and throughout the Middle East. Peace and justice for every child.

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Gaza Appeal July 2014

My name is Shahed, this is my borther Mohammed and my sister Wad, we lost our home here in Shejayia, where we are sitting is where out home was. We went to stay in one of the schools, but lots of the children there are getting sick, so my Mum took us home - she said, we are better here sitting on the stones of our own home, rather than getting sick.

Children of Gaza; homeless and traumatised - view here »

Loose Change Appeal

Your loose change can really make a difference.
Why not have a spring clean and gather up the loose change around your home or car?
We give everything we receive.

loose change appeal


Thinking of running a marathon?

Run a marathon for Tuesday's ChildIt’s the marathon season again.
Want to get fit and make a difference to the lives of children?
Why not run or walk a marathon, not just for yourself, but to help others?

For more information, contact us at info@tuesdayschild.ie

Photo Paddy Mathews running for children in Gaza

Belfast singer-songwriter releases song for children of war for Tuesday’s Child – Just Like You and I

Just Like You and I was written by Olive for children ravaged by war. "In my dreams you cried and I heard you, with love, I dedicate this song to all children of the world, born and unborn".
Buy online here »

Just Like You and I music track


To all Tuesday’s Child’s friends on Facebook

Our Tuesday's Child friends page was disabled last week while posting reports from the war on children in Gaza. We have lost almost all of our facebook posts for the last 7 years and all photo albums taken on trips overseas to help children in all areas we have helped in have been removed - Bosnia, Brazil, Congo DRC, Gaza, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Bolivia, Chile, West Bank, Israel, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe...
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Midsummer prayerPeace for every child

Please pray for peace between Israel and Palestine and throughout the Middle East and all areas of war and conflict. Peace and justice for every child


prayer for children

album imageClick to view photos of some of the children Tuesday’s Child has met around the world. You are our inspiration! God bless you all and keep you safe.

View on Facebook here »


Sports memorabilia

Tuesday’s Child has some fabulous collectors items for sports enthusiasts:

Steven Gerrard signed boot for Tuesday's Child Charity

• Signed football boot by Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard
• Kerry 2009 All-Ireland Football final shirt signed by the team
• Collection of signed photos of 3 golfing greats -
Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke

All proceeds go to helping children in Gaza.

Appeal for families in Tacloban

Tuesday’s Child is raising funds to support the St Maries of the Isle missionary sisters based in Tacloban in bringing aid and relief to families devastated by the typhoon that hit the Philippines leaving hundreds of thousands of people in ongoing need of help.
To help, donate click here »

gaza appeal


Buy a food hamper for a family in Gaza

Nairobi appealThe humanitarian crisis in Gaza continues to spiral. Of the 1.7 million people trapped in this tiny 26 mile strip of land, 50 percent are children.

The world bank recently reported that the Gaza strip is the poorest Arab region after Sudan and Yemen. Food baskets cost £40 (€48).

For photos of April ’14 Gaza food distribution click here »

Eslam 5 yrs, Gaza city,
with food for her family

Appeal for Syrian refugee children

Tuesday’s Child is raising funds to support and educational
Programme for 400 displaced children from Syria living in refugee camps In Lebanon. The programme helps children adjust to the Lebanese educational System. If you can help please email us at info@tuesdayschild.ie

Children in camp in Northern Syria with toys from Tuesday’s Child

gaza appeal


“Abandoned” by Kay Eastwood – for Syria

Nairobi appealHilsborough Artist Kay Eastwood has kindly donated this beautiful painting
“Abandoned” to help children in Syria. Kay’s work is currenty on exhibition as part of the Ulster Women’s Artists Exhibition in the Ulster Hall running from 8th – 29th Nov 2013.

The reserve on the painting is £790 of which 100 percent will go to children in Syria.

Click here to view other auction items »


Appeal for children of Sudan

Franciscan sisters working in St Daniel’s Paediatric
Hospital Wau in south Sudan need your help to
support their paediatric hospital. Can you help?

If you can help please email us
at info@tuesdayschild.ie
gaza appeal
Photo little girl with her baby brother in St Daniel’s Wau


Get involved

Get involved and make a real difference to Tuesday’s Child. Organise an event, collect your loose change, buy our merchandise, makea donation to one of our appeals, or shake a bucket. Contact us at events@tuesdayschild.org.uk

Guitar Auction Snow PatrolPhoto: In loving memory of our eldest volunteer Gerry Rock, who died 83 yrs.
“I just love helping wee children”, Gerry Rock RIP.



prayer for children

Child Scavengers of Nairobi: Field Report...
read it here »
Child Scavengers of  Nairobi: Field Report

Find Madeiline McCann


Have you seen me?

Find Madeleine Campaign

If you know where Madeleine is now or who was involved in her abduction, or if you were in Praia da Luz around the time of Madeleine’s abduction (3rd May 2007) and have not spoken to anyone in the police, please contact Operation Grange via this link »

Madeleine McCann age progression image, aged 9.

Find Madeiline McCann


In December 2010, Tuesday’s Child launched an appeal on facebook for a little girl called Areej, badly injured by white phosphorus in January 2009 in Gaza. Two specialist burns surgeons advised that unfortunately there is no surgery available for Areej. Thank you to everyone who supported the needs of this little girl.

In January 2011, a group called Truth Justice Peace, made a video of Areej and linked it to our charity without our knowledge or discussion of content. The information given in this video is incorrect. We first became aware of this video on 10 Jan 2011 and requested then, and many times since, that this video link be removed to Tuesday’s Child. Tuesday’s Child wishes to state we have NO association with the makers or the content of this video.

Tuesday’s Child, 21 April 2011.
Buy our music album The things we do Gifts / A Helping Hand
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Buy our double album of Irish music supported by some of Ireland’s best musicians and bands – Snow Patrol, Westlife, Ronan Keating, Duke Special, Mary Black, Liam O’Maonlai, Kila, Cara Dillon and many more.

Buy it online »

music album for Tuesday's Child

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Concerts, pub quizzes, marathons, wine tastings, art exhibitions, gala events, bucket collections, coffee mornings – Tuesday’s Child has lots on to help raise funds for babies and children. Why not get involved and make a difference. Email us at events@tuesdayschild.org.uk

We give 100 percent of monies raised.

What we do at Tuesday's Child

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How you can help now...

Lend a helping hand to a child in one of the areas we help in...Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Congo, Egypt, Gaza, Israel, Phiippines, Syria, Uganda, West Indies, Zambia, Zimbabwe ... Read more here »

Make a donation, sponsor a child, feed a family, have a fundraiser, volunteer. We take no costs and give everything we receive. Bring a smile to a child today!

Tuesday’s Child gives 100 percent of donations received and funds raised. You can also donate online at the following links: ….

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Prayers for children

All over the world, children face terrible hardship and suffering. There is a global war of evil raging against babies and children.

Many children face horrors such as: forced labour, child abuse, child imprisonment, child torture, recruitment as child soldiers, deliberate maiming, child trafficking, child organ trafficking, labelling as child witches, abandonment, child sacrifice and genocide. When natural disasters e.g. flooding, earthquakes, typhoons and tsunamis child predators often move in. Millions of other children don’t even get the chance to be born because of abortion. Please pray for protection of every child and that each may “have a chance to grow in God’s love like a flower in the morning sun”. Children need your prayers. Pray for them and encourage the children in your life to pray for them too. Peace for every child in the world and the womb.

Donate now & download a song for peace
Give what you can and download a song for peace in the Holy Land, Just Like You and I by Olive Kayes. 100 percent go to helping children in both Palestine and Israel. Donate here »

Tuesday's Child Medjuorje image

Tuesday’s Child was inspired by a visit to Medjugorje in May 2006. Medjugorje is a little bit of heaven and a fountain of light and grace for the world in dark times. Everything we do is All Through Mary for the glory of the child Jesus.

We take no salaries or administration costs and work directly with missionaries in all project areas. Peace in the world and the womb for every child...

read more about Tuesday's Child »

Photo: Miraculous image of mother and
child captured in a Medjugorje sunset

prayer for children



Bookmarks with beautiful poems written for Tuesday’s Child by Belfast poet Ann Murray. Bookmarks with prayer to Guardian angel (Angelus Dei) also available.
Click on the images to view larger.


    Protecting Babies
Tuesday’s Child is pro-life.
Many speak of “the unborn” as if they are a different species, they are little babies and
they need our special love and protection.
No matter what has happened, it is not the baby’s fault.
No matter how hard life is, or how difficult your circumstances are, it’s not the baby’s fault
Even if life may not be viable outside the womb, a baby is still entitled to a name and to die comforted.
Cherish life. Peace for every child in the world and the womb.

Photo: Mother and child, medical clinic, Lodwar, Kenya





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