Barnardos Fundraisers - On Street and Private Site Teams

You may notice our dedicated fundraisers on the streets, at your door or in various shopping centres around the country giving passers-by the opportunity to learn more about Barnardos’ work and become a Barnardos Friendly Giant.

This is an extremely valuable method of fundraising for Barnardos as it allows us to interact with you - our valued supporters - face to face. It's a great way for you to learn more about Ireland's leading children's charity. Meet our outdoor fundraising team

Why should I sign up with a street or private site fundraiser?

Barnardos relies on income raised through fundraising to support our services. In 2017 we need to raise over €7million to ensure we can continue to work with the children and families who rely on us. By signing up to become a Barnardos Friendly Giant and committing to a monthly donation, you will be giving Barnardos the regular, reliable support we can count on, and you will be helping vulnerable children at risk to have a happier, brighter future.

Find out more about the work that we do.

Please note our fundraisers are unable to accept cash donations and we will never ask for cash at your door, on the street or at our private site stalls. If you wish to make a cash donation. If you wish to make a cash donation, please visit our donation page.

How does it work?

Barnardos’ fundraisers are a professional, experienced team who are trained to the highest standards. We do not enlist the services of any third party fundraising agency.

This method of fundraising is not only a cost effective and efficient way to recruit long term supporters; but it is also the most successful way of attracting more young people to support our worthy cause.

In 2016, of every Euro spent, 87 cent was spent directly to the work we do with children and families. 12 cent was invested in generating funds to support that work and 1 cent was spent on governance.

We report publicly and in detail, on every euro we receive, through private donations and from public bodies. These reports are contained in our Annual Directors’ Reports and financial statements, which have always been on our website and are available to anyone who wants to look at them. As well as being a charity, we are what is known as a “company limited by guarantee”, and that imposes certain obligations on us under Irish company law.


We welcome feedback from the public to help improve our face to face fundraising.

Barnardos fundraisers will be clearly identifiable with Barnardos t-shirts or jackets and will be carrying photo ID. There is a strict code of conduct that they must follow, and if you encounter any Barnardos street fundraiser, who breaches this code, please let us know immediately.

If you have any feedback on our fundraisers, please use this form, which can be downloaded, filled in and emailed to, or printed and posted. Posted forms should be returned to: Barnardos, Christchurch Square, Dublin 8.

Alternatively, you can call us on 01 7080 475 to speak to a Barnardos representative.

Please ensure that you provide as many details as possible (location, description, date, time of day) as we need specific details to fully act on complaints or feedback.

Thank you for supporting Barnardos.



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