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Barnardo’s Northern Ireland Director


Lynda Wilson has been Director of Barnardo’s Northern Ireland since 1986 after joining Barnardo’s in 1978 to establish a Professional Fostering Project.

As Director Lynda has developed the organisation from a service base of eight, to over 100, including our work in schools, across the whole of Northern Ireland.

Lynda says,

I chose to work for this organisation because of the effort I witnessed to make a real difference to the lives of children.

This is the same commitment I see today from our 500 staff and 400 volunteers. New services arise from two constant questions – how do we made a difference to those children most in need and can we do better?

In 2006 Lynda was awarded the CBE in recognition of her service to children and families in Northern Ireland.

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