Applegreen sites across Ireland will be helping to Make A Child’s Christmas
On Friday 15th December Applegreen sites across Ireland will be helping to Make A Child’s Christmas by inviting customers to donate an extra €1 at the till in support of Barnardos. All funds raised on the day will go toward supporting the children Barnardos is working to give them and their families a better Christmas and a brighter New Year.
By supporting in your nearest Applegreen store you can bring hope and joy into the life of a child Barnardos is working with.
TONI&GUY Paying It Forward for Barnardos!
This Sunday 22nd October, TONI&GUY salons across Dublin are volunteering their time and skills to support Barnardos and Make-A-Wish Ireland. Cuts, colour and blow-dry services for men and women will be available all day at a discounted rate. Limited appointments left, book today!
Shannon RFC continues to support Barnardos
Barnardos are delighted to once again be the chosen charity partner of Shannon RFC for this season. We joined the team, support staff and club members at the end of last month to kick off the season and launch the new jersey. We wish the team every success this season and are really grateful for their continued support - Good luck lads!
Photos: Dermot Lynch Photography
Dell EMC announces partnership with Barnardos
Dell EMC to support Barnardos in its ambitions to grow its National Collection Day – raising much needed funds for children
CodeWork Clubs for Limerick, Cork and Dublin to help close the growing digital divide
Dell EMC today announced that it is entering into a three-year strategic partnership with Barnardos, the children’s charity. The partnership, which involves the provision of financial support as well as the sharing of employee expertise, skills and the volunteering of time, is designed to support the good work and continued vision of Barnardos.
Dell EMC together with its employees from campuses in Cork, Limerick and Dublin will work with the team in Barnardos to help raise the profile of the charity’s National Collection Day. The annual collection day which takes place every September has significant potential to help raise much needed funds for children as well as to raise the profile of the valuable work that Barnardos is doing in communities across the country. The Dell EMC team will help publicise the flagship day to enhance its reach through the provision of technical support and advice. Hundreds of Dell EMC employees are expected to take to the streets in Dublin, Cork and Limerick to dramatically increase the number of collection points in 2017 and thus help to raise more funds.
Both organisations also plan to work together to address the growing digital divide that exists in Irish society. Barnardos has a network of well-established homework clubs and friendship clubs throughout the country. Working with Dell EMC, they plan to introduce a number of CodeWork Clubs introducing technical literacy and understanding and coding skills to children who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to learn what is increasingly becoming a core life skill.
Commenting today, Denis Lucey, VP Dell EMC Services and Site Leader, Dell EMC Dublin said: “The team at Dell EMC is in awe of the work that is done by the team at Barnardos and its network of committed volunteers. We hope that our strategic partnership will enable them to have even more of an impact through the work that they do. Children are amongst the most vulnerable in our society. While the vast majority are loved and cherished it is deeply upsetting when you learn of children who are living in difficult and challenging situations. The Barnardos team is helping to fill some of the gaps in those children’s lives and we are delighted to support and enable that work.”
Fergus Finlay, CEO, Barnardos said: “The impact that a partnership with an organisation like Dell EMC can make is limitless. The open approach that the company is taking in terms of offering skills, expertise, technical support and of course investment will help us to achieve a number of our strategic goals in the year ahead. We are particularly delighted that for the first time through our partnership with Dell EMC, we will bring a number of CodeWork Clubs to our centres across the country. The need in this area is growing all the time and this is an innovative approach to tackling this new area. We are looking forward to piloting this in the months ahead.”
The Dell EMC Barnardos CodeWork clubs will be piloted at a chosen location in Limerick. A ten week programme is being devised which will then be replicated in Cork and Dublin and in time, it is hoped it could be scaled nationally. Children will be taught core IT literacy skills while also being introduced to the joys of coding. Dell laptops are being provided for use in the clubs.
Dell EMC employees have also committed their support to Barnardos National Collection Day. A team of people from the company’s three sites in Cork, Limerick and Dublin will work closely with the charity’s team to elevate this fundraising activity so that it delivers more funding and brand awareness for Barnardos.
About Dell EMC
Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organisations to modernise, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt returns to Dublin this Easter
Barnardos are delighted to once again partner with the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt bringing eggcitement and joy to children and families this Easter weekend. Back for its fourth year the event will take place in Dublin’s Merrion Square on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th April 2017.
Tickets have sold out for 2017
This year’s event promises to be a day of Easter fun for all the family, where everyone’s a winner and will receive a delicious Cadbury Easter egg on completion of the Egg Hunt trail!
Cadbury will provide plenty of other eggciting entertainment for all the family, including music workshops, face painting, petting zoo and wooden games in the Cadbury Easter Bunny village! Families can also try to ‘Earn your Ears’ at the carnival games, or compete in the ever-popular sports day events!
Tickets have sold out for 2017
Family tickets cost €20 with every cent from the sale of tickets coming to Barnardos to support our work with children and families throughout the country. To date the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt has raised an incredible €67,000 to support Barnardos services.
Tickets for the 2017 event are have now sold out.
We’re eggcited to see you there!
Where: Merrion Square, Dublin 2
When: Good Friday - April 14, 2017 at 10.30am and 1pm & Saturday April 15, 2017 at 10.30am and 1pm