War Child Tag Rugby Festival


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Join us on Saturday 8th July for the annual War Child Tag Rugby Festival in aid of War Child Ireland.

This year’s event will be held at Clanna Gael GAA Club in Sandymount and will include music, entertainment, food and refreshments. Bring your team along to raise funds for War Child Ireland in solidarity for World Day Against Child Labour.

Book your team now or email warchildtag@gmail.com for more information. And don’t forget to like our FaceBook page!

UPDATE: Attention Captains

Demand for places is through the roof so book now to avoid disappointment. Limited number of places remaining.

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Can you help a child fleeing war this winter?

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Katie, a member of the War Child UK team has just sent us this message:

I’ve just returned from visiting our team in northern Iraq. The recent attacks in Paris make it an even more urgent time for the world to come together and it’s why I wanted to send this email to you today.

The sheer numbers of people affected by this conflict make it almost overwhelming.

3.2 million Iraqis have been driven from their homes under Isis’s regime. Three quarters of these are now taking refuge in northern Iraq, in freshly built camps that scatter the region.

What’s more, Iraq is also dealing with the fallout of the Syrian war, hosting 250,000 Syrian refugees.

The local community welcomes them unquestioningly, but the need for more funds to help support these people is evident.

Your committed support is already helping us to do some incredible work. Can I call on you to help more children fleeing conflict?

The newly arrived families at these camps are visibly traumatised. Many of them have been separated from their parents, daughters, sons, brothers, sisters and are waiting to hear news of their safety and return.

As winter approaches, the rain starts to fall turning the camp into marshland. We watched these little bodies struggle through the heavy mud to school, one about 4 years old wearing a War Child rucksack. I realised that there was a strong chance that his life as a refugee was the only one he’d ever known, most likely born in the camp, or certainly not long before.

War Child has been working in Iraq for over 10 years. Since January, we’ve been focussing our attention on the influx of people to the north region, where we’ve been providing psychological support and counselling for 2,000 particularly vulnerable children who have experienced the most horrific and unimaginable violence and brutality. But with many more children in the camps that we haven’t been able to reach, and thousands of others still fleeing their homes, the need for our work is greater than ever.
The war on children is showing no sign of ending and we need to ramp up our efforts to ensure they are safe and protected. Together, we can help protect the innocent victims of war.

Thank you.

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Children of Syria Appeal fundraiser to take place in Dun Laoghaire

Children of Syria Appeal Fundraiser

A spectacular night of music, dancing, and fun all in aid of War Child’s Children of Syria appeal. Friday evening from 8pm at the Whiskey Fair in Dun Laoghaire (88 George’s Street Lower). ALL WELCOME.

Rachel has rallied tons of local support from TheMatthews, Stephen Bracken of Little Red Sessions , Dave Carraher of DMC Events & Disco Cube, Viper Vixens, The Words Music, Circadia & Stephen Keegan & Marcus Marc – many more being added as we speak. Brilliant raffle prizes from local businesses on offer as well.  Eamonn Tutty & Alan Dunne owners of Reckoner Productions will also be there to document this amazing grass roots event. Find out more on the Facebook event page.

All proceeds are going to War Child Ireland (registered charity number CHY13137) rescuing children at risk in the refugee crisis & bringing them to safety. €10 Door Charge (Every Cent Going In The Pot) Let’s Do This! Or donate via this link if you can’t come: http://www.mycharity.ie/event/rachelschoene

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War Child Tag Rugby Raises Over €5,000 for War Child Ireland


The annual War Child Tag Rugby event took place in Clanna Gael in Sandymount on Saturday 4th July.  It was a beautiful day for a tournament and we are delighted to say that over €5,000 was raised for War Child at the event. A highlight video has been produced so you can relive your “best bits” online at any time!

The Marketing Development Programme of the UCD Smurfit Business School organised and promoted the event again this year and we would like to give them a special shout out for their tireless efforts.  Thank you as well to all the tag rugby teams that came out on the day – together you have made this year’s War Child Tag Rugby event the most successful yet!

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War Child Charity Tag Rugby Tourament 2015

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The most anticipated tag rugby event of the year is LIVE!!!

Join us on July 4th for the annual War Child Tag Rugby Tournament in aid of War Child Ireland.

This year’s event will be held at Clanna Gael GAA Club in Sandymount and is proudly sponsored by Allianz Ireland. It’s shaping up to be the best one yet!

Book your team now by emailing warchildtag@gmail.com or direct on Event Bright and don’t forget to like our FaceBook page!

ATTENTION CAPTAINS: Demand is through the roof so get your team deposit of €50 in fast to avoid disappointment. Limited number of places remaining.  Book your team’s place now.

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War Child Ireland Tag Rugby Festival

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