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Star Wars fans show they are a “Force for Good” by re-enacting favourite scenes to raise 250,000 for children’s charities

11 Apr 2018

Fans from around the UK grabbed their lightsabers and showed off their best Jedi moves and Darth Vader voices as part of a fundraising campaign to raise 250,000 for children’s charities by Santander.

MP meets with Barnardo’s young carers to talk about challenges

09 Apr 2018

Rotherham MP Sarah Champion met with a group of young carers at a Barnardo’s service this week to listen to them talk about the challenges they face.

Runner pledges marathon effort for Barnardo’s after cancer treatment

09 Apr 2018

A runner who adopted two children through Barnardo’s is determined to complete the Virgin Money London Marathon, despite still recovering from cancer.

Fashionistas, hoarders and ‘wear-it-once offenders’ urged to spring clean their wardrobes and donate to Barnardo's

06 Apr 2018

Celebrities are urging ‘fashionistas’, ‘hoarders’ and ‘wear-it-once offenders’ to spring clean their wardrobes and donate any pre-loved or unworn clothes to Barnardo’s.

Celebrities to brave Borneo jungle challenge for Barnardo’s fundraising trek

29 Mar 2018

A group of brave celebrities are ditching the glamour and pulling on walking boots to trek through Borneo’s jungle and climb its highest peak to raise vital funds for the UK’s leading children’s charity Barnardo’s.

Innovative tool launched to help social workers detect FGM risk

19 Mar 2018

The National FGM Centre has launched an innovative tool to help social workers assess if a girl is at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Nicola Roberts speaks out for abused children this CSE Awareness Day

18 Mar 2018

In the wake of this week’s news about widespread child sexual exploitation in Telford, Barnardo’s ambassador Nicola Roberts has spoken out for CSE Awareness Day.

Children experiencing trauma of sexual exploitation helped by TIGER

16 Mar 2018

Children suffering from the debilitating trauma of sexual exploitation are being supported through a pioneering new programme being developed by Barnardo’s in London.

Young singers raise 37,000 for vulnerable children at Barnardo’s National youth choral competition

15 Mar 2018

Hundreds of talented children sung their hearts out in the hope of winning the title of the UK’s best youth choir in the final of the annual Barnardo’s National Choral Competition at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Skydiving celebrities urge public to join leap of faith to UK’s most vulnerable children

14 Mar 2018

Reality TV stars are no strangers to taking a step into the unknown. Now a quintet of celebrities are calling on the public to join them in a thrilling skydive to raise funds to help vulnerable children and young people supported by Barnardo’s.

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