Memorial Balloon Release
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On Thursday 26th April 2007 Tuesday would have reached her 22nd birthday and in memory of her The Tuesday O’Hara Fund held a Memorial Balloon release. Baby blue and white were Tuesday’s favourite colours, it was therefore fitting that a mixture of 300 blue and white balloons were released into the sky from the end of Eastbourne Pier and simultaneously balloons were released in Glasgow, Scotland and Havana, Cuba, This was a fundraising event. where people could write a message on a balloon for loved ones they had lost and make a small donation to the fund.
Sue O’Hara, mother of Tuesday said “It was wonderful to see such support for our much loved daughters charity and we will continue to keep her name alive through events such as these. I would like to thank everyone who was involved in making the event such a success”
The Memorial Balloon release saw an amazing revelation whilst the event was taking place. Many people were taking photographs of the balloons in the sky and a cloud in the shape of an angel was spotted. This was very significant, as her mother Sue had written a poem the previous week called “Angel in the sky” to place on the website www.gonetoosoon.co.uk on Tuesday’s birthday.
These photographs were then printed and then shown at a memorial party..
Frank O’Hara, father of Tuesday said “Quite often people talk about seeing pictures in the clouds and others look at them at different angles, but still can not see anything there. This time it was different everyone saw the same thing straight away and we believe it was our daughter letting us know she is looking down on us and watching what we are doing to keep her name alive through The Tuesday O’Hara Fund.”
The pictures taken on the day are attached and I am sure you will agree that there is an angel in the sky
Other Memorial Balloon releases around the world
|Joelle one of Tuesday's closest friends released a balloon in memory of Tuesday
at the Famous Harbour Bridge in Sydney Australia 2010
Mary & Kayleigh releasing a balloon in memory of Tuesday in Tanzania
Kayleigh & Mary
on a Pilgrimage to Lourdes:
Jean & Laura in New York at Empire State
A blue balloon just seemed to appear at our feet from nowhere I picked it (we were going to buy a balloon anyway)
then we went so let it go at the Empire State got to the street that it is on
and there was the New York Gay Parade it was great
Tuesday would have loved it
Luv your big cuz Jean x
Mary and Kim - took these photos of the balloons they let go at the Mardi Gras in Sydney Australia March 2007 in Tuesday’s memory xxx
Tuesday's Brother Craig – On a trip to Euro Disney Paris in March 2007Craig released a Mickey Mouse Balloon in Tuesday’s memory.
Stephanie Cook – As part of her 6 month tour of Australia & New Zealand Steph Released a couple of balloons in Auckland New Zealand in Tuesday’s memory xx
Maureen & Steph Cook Releasing balloons in LA
Just thought I would send you the pics of LA.Check out the Hollywood sign in the background if he you have a magnifying glass.
We let the balloons go at the top of one of the best shopping centres in LA. Which Tuesday would have loved as you know how she loved to shop. just hope that the last photo is a BAR!
Katie, Mark & Michelle Walters releasing balloons at
Brightstone Bay Isle of Wight April 2007
A Big Thank You To You All - Tuesday would loved to have travelled and releasing balloons in her memory is one way of her doing that.