Right now, roughly eight children in every classroom* across the UK are living in poverty, and many are facing a cold and hungry Christmas
A gift from you could help children and their families enjoy a brighter Christmas
This year’s Christmas Appeal is all about filling hungry tummies with nourishing food, providing warm clothes and bedding, and helping children experience a bit of Christmas fun and magic at a time when everything feels even more difficult for families living in poverty.
Families are facing another difficult winter.
Last year, parents had to choose between putting on the heating, or having a hot meal. After more than a year of rising costs and stretched budgets, some now can’t afford either.
Shockingly, one in four families will struggle to put food on the table this Christmas. They need your help.
With your donation, we can help children living in poverty at Christmas and beyond. We can make sure they are warm and well-fed, and can sleep safely in their own bed.
We can also provide ongoing support by helping to find suitable accommodation, and empowering families with access to longer term financial advice to set them up for a better future.
Together we can change a childhood from hardship to happiness and, with it, change a life.
* Based on a classroom of 30 children.
8-year-old who Barnardo's supported last winter
Thank you for believing in children
For every pound we spend (excluding retail costs) approximately:
94p goes on working with the children and young people who need it most
Less than 1p goes on investment management costs
And the remaining amount – just over 5p - on raising the next £1
For full details of how we’re funded look at our latest annual report.