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Barnardo’s Northern Ireland

Barnardo’s NI works for children first and last. In over 100 years we have helped improve the lives and opportunities of tens of thousands of children in communities across Northern Ireland. We work wherever children need us most.

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July 2014


Children from Barnardo's NI Saturday Clubs recently enjoyed a day out to the Ulster Transport Museum at Cultra. The visit was arranged in partnership with National Museums NI whose link with Barnardo's NI has seen over 600 children and young people from our services enjoy visits to its four museums during the past nine months (Ulster Museum, Folk and Transport Cultra, Armagh County Museum and the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh). These children from our Downpatrick Saturday Club which runs activities and outings for disabled children and their brothers and sisters, funded by the Health and Social Board Childcare Partnership, were also joined by the Gilnahirk, Saintfield and Hannahstown Saturday clubs - and just before their visit our Cookstown G-old Sure Start also paid a special visit for Father's Day.

Revving up for Barnardo's

July 2014


Local NI rock band Mean Bone and bikers club the Quay Vipers MCC from Carrick are teaming up to take part in a two day ride-out and gig-a-thon around Northern Ireland in aid of Barnardo’s NI on 25th and 26th July. The event will see East Antrim MLA Sammy Wilson start 30 bikers off from the grounds of Stormont on their way to Derry/Londonderry for a fundraising event with Mean Bone as the headline act. The event in the Maiden City will be followed by a custom bike show the following day (26th July) on the city's walls together with Roaring Meg Motorcycle Club. Pictured getting their motors running are Barnardo's NI fundraiser Karen Kerr and Mean Bone drummer Christopher Shaw.

Barnardo's CEO gets back to basics

June 2014

Javed and puppets

Barnardo's new CEO Javed Khan recently made his first visit to Barnardo's NI. He met P2 pupils Thomas Moore and Correy McQuaid at Largymore PS in Lisburn who told him what they had learnt on Barnardo's Incredible Years programme and introduced him to the programme's puppets. Incredible Years is an educational support programme which Barnardo's delivers in partnership through the Lisburn Early Intervention Programme to a number of schools in the Lisburn area. Joining them in the photo is Barnardo's NI Director Lynda Wilson.

Put your hands up if you're a Barnardo's volunteer!

June 2014


As part of national Volunteering Week Barnardo's NI held a special event for some of the 500 volunteers who give their time to support our work through our children's services, retail and fundraising. The celebration event was held at Cultra Manor House at the Folk and Transport Museum as we have a partnership programme with NI Museums who kindly donated the venue. The volunteers all received certificates from Barnardo's NI Director Lynda Wilson - and a huge thank you to all our volunteers #believeinchildren

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