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UK families encouraged to donate unused toys to a Barnardo’s toy amnesty

05 Dec 2018

As a new survey reveals that the average family has hundreds of pounds worth of unused toys at home, parents and children are being urged to donate them to a Barnardo’s toy amnesty.

Barnardo’s experts advise Emmerdale on child abuse storyline

03 Dec 2018

After viewers saw Emmerdale teacher Maya kiss Jacob (Monday 3 December), Barnardo’s reveals it has been advising the ITV soap on the abuse storyline.

Celebrities donate amazing items for Barnardo’s online Christmas auction

30 Nov 2018

Searching for the perfect Christmas present can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. This year Barnardo’s is making it easy with the chance to snap up an Aladdin’s Cave of exciting celebrity gifts generously donated to raise money to support thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK.

Barnardo’s urges fundraisers to join its Kindfulness Week 2018

26 Nov 2018

Barnardo’s is encouraging people to be kind and mindful to others while raising money for vulnerable children during the charity’s new fundraising initiative Kindfulness Week.

Barnardo’s has Christmas all wrapped up with new cosmetic advent calendars, stylish decorations and fun table settings

22 Nov 2018

Feel festive and create your perfect Christmas at Barnardo’s, with their fun and festive range of Christmas advent calendars, decorations, wrapping paper, and gifts.

Lydia Bright to scale the ‘Cheesegrater’ for Barnardo’s new Urban Summit challenge

22 Nov 2018

TV star Lydia Bright is set to scale new heights for children’s charity Barnardo’s by climbing to the top of London’s iconic ‘Cheesegrater’ – known officially as The Leadenhall Building.

Children must be educated about hate crime

16 Nov 2018

During Anti-Bullying week, Barnardo’s is calling for an end to homophobic, bi-phobic and transphobic bullying and highlighting the need to educate all children and adults about hate crime.

Barnardo’s teams up with council in trailblazing project

13 Nov 2018

Children’s charity Barnardo’s is teaming up with Leicestershire County Council in a trailblazing project to help improve the lives of vulnerable children and families.

Celebrity Rebekah Vardy opens new Barnardo’s store in Leicester

09 Nov 2018

Barnardo’s Ambassador and TV star Rebekah Vardy beamed as she cut the ribbon and declared the new Barnardo’s store open.

People’s Postcode Lottery Players to transform the lives of vulnerable children with boost of more than 1million

31 Oct 2018

Vital Barnardo’s services which help more than 300,000 vulnerable children will get a 1,027,745 injection thanks to the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

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