Supporting Barnardo’s, the largest Children’s Charity in the UK!

It has been a pleasure for the business to support and raise money for Barnardo’s Children’s Charity this year. A charity is one very close to home, my parents are foster carers and I have seen first-hand the amazing work that the charity does to support these vulnerable young people who have often experienced unimaginable lives at such a young age. We don’t realise that abuse, neglect, extreme poverty and sexual exploitation to name a few, happens on our door step every day!

In 2017/2018 Barnardo’s provided crucial support to over 301,000 children, an increase of almost 11% on the previous year. They help hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents and carers via their 1000+ services across the UK.

Barnardo’s believe they can bring out the very best in every child whether the issue is child poverty, sexual exploitation, disability, domestic violence and many other issues that affect young people. They believe in a world where no child is turned away – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Their purpose is to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children – to make sure their needs are met, and their voices are heard.

Barnardo’s have some fantastic services running across the region:

Safer childhoods – a range of services to help children and young people who have been abused to cope and recover. Support children and young people in care to build resilience, secure work, and lead fulfilling lives. 

Stronger families – Support children and young people to overcome challenges they may face and ensure the family stays strong. There for those who need help with their education or struggle with mental health and wellbeing, including, children with disabilities and young carers in crisis. 
Positive futures – Wanting young people to have the best possible chances in life by support young people leaving care, help those looking for work or training, gain skills and confidence, and reach out to young people in the justice system.

Barnardo’s plan through to 2025 is to build stronger families, safer childhoods and positive futures for young people.

The money you raise for Barnardo’s will make a huge difference to families and young people who need a helping hand. 91p from every £1 raised goes directly to our work with children and young people, with the remaining 9p helping us raise the next £1. So please even if it is £1 DONATE NOW and help me raise some money to support this wonderful charity and give the most vulnerable children and young people a better chance in life!
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