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CEO welcomes VIP guests


The new Barnardo’s CEO, Javed Khan, welcomed VIP guests to his first reception evening recently, supported by the Bank of Ireland.

Mr Khan spoke to celebrity supporters and representatives from our dedicated corporate partners about his vision for the UK’s leading children’s charity.

In addition, a former victim of child sexual exploitation bravely stood-up in front of assembled guests to tell them how his life had been transformed by Barnardo’s services.

His moving words brought the work of our expert staff to life, bringing our supporters closer to the work they help fund.

We are grateful to our new partner the Bank of Ireland for helping us organise the event, and providing the venue, drinks and nibbles for guests to enjoy on the night.

Martin Howard, Corporate Relationship Manager at Barnardo’s, said: “The CEO reception provided a fantastic opportunity for our partners to learn more about Barnardo’s work, and the direction the charity will be taking during the next few years. The evening really brought home the extent to which Barnardo’s transforms the lives of children across the UK, and the invaluable role our partners play in allowing us to support vulnerable, neglected and forgotten children.

Above all, it was incredibly clear that Barnardo’s has ambitious plans for the coming months and years – in the words of our CEO, we want to do more! I am really excited about the prospect working alongside our fantastic partners to help Barnardo’s deliver its ambitious plans, and continue to ensure that no child is ever turned away.”

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