Join Jack Murphy Jewellers Challenge in Aid of Children in Crossfire this July


The team at Newry institution Jack Murphy Jewellers are organising a one day challenge to raise vital funds for international development charity Children in Crossfire. Scheduled for 10:30am on Sunday 18 July, the sponsored walk will trek 10 miles along the Newry Canal Towpath from Carnbane Industrial Estate to Hollie Berrie at the Tearooms in Scarva. All arrangements will be COVID-compliant.

Children in Crossfire was founded by Richard Moore in 1996 and will celebrate its 25th anniversary later this year.

Working in three regions of Tanzania – Mwanza, Morogoro and Dodoma - Children in Crossfire’s pre-school programme supports tens of thousands of children through:

  • Teacher training;
  • Properly equipped classrooms;
  • Classroom construction;
  • Nutritious feeding; and
  • Hand washing and sanitation facilities.

 In Ethiopia, Children in Crossfire:

  • Support St Luke’s Hospital in the Wolisso region, particularly the therapeutic feeding unit that provides life-saving treatment for children with severe acute malnutrition. The lives of more than 4,000 children have been saved there in the last twelve years.
  • Provide communities with safe, clean water by building wells.
  • Are developing a pre-school programme for Addis Ababa and Wolisso modelled on our education work in Tanzania.

Launching this fundraising event, Jack Murphy said:

“I have known Richard Moore for 20 years now. His story is truly remarkable. He was blinded by a rubber bullet when he was just ten years old, but chose to embrace forgiveness rather than give in to bitterness. Richard lives a life of compassion and care for children in extreme poverty around the world. He is a great friend and a genuine inspiration.

“Under Richard’s leadership, Children in Crossfire have been making a positive impact in impoverished communities for twenty-five years now. Working today in Ethiopia and Tanzania, their education and healthcare projects give children crucial early years’ support.

“I am encouraging the people of the Newry area to take part in our fundraising walk and raise as much as we can for this wonderful cause. A few hours and a few miles on Sunday 18th July will help make a real and lasting difference for many children and families.” 

Children in Crossfire Executive Director Richard Moore added:

“Everything we do is made possible because of the kindness of people here in Ireland. The Newry public have been great supporters of ours for many years, and I have no doubt the walk will raise significant funds to support our international work.

“I thank Jack, Gemma and all the team who are working hard to make this event a success, and I encourage the public to sign up and take part. By doing so, you will be helping us to change children’s lives for the better.”

 To register to take part in this one day challenge:

  • Join "Jack Murphy Challenge” on Facebook
  • Go to
  • Email
  • Call Ronan (Head of Fundraising and Communications, Children in Crossfire) on 028 7126 9898 
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