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Teddy Bear Raffle

Raffle a Barnardos Teddy Bear and be a part of a magical Christmas appeal.

Lucy is twelve.

She came to Barnardos earlier this year for support with anxiety. She lives with her Mam, Sandra, and her little brother Mark, who is only eight, in a room in a shared house. They all sleep on air mattresses. Due to the lack of rental properties on the market at the moment, it was the best living arrangement available to them.

Read her story

Many of the families whom Barnardos support are barely managing to pay their bills and provide the basic daily essentials.

They are having to decide between feeding themselves and their children, using the electricity or putting on the heating; an especially difficult decision when you have children.

Barnardos’ services are under enormous pressure. Our staff across the country are reporting a significant increase in families who are going hungry, who are living in cold homes and anxious about using the cooker or washing machine, for fear of a massive bill. Barnardos do not want to have to turn away from any child or family.

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Corporate support

If your business or brand wants to support Barnardos this Christmas please contact Louisa on email: [email protected]


Give the Gift of Childhood

Give the Gift of Childhood to those who need it most, because every child deserves Magic at Christmas’

Christmas FM is aiming to raise over €1,000,000 between 2022 and 2024 for the charities - Barnardos, Barretstown, Make-a-Wish Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland.

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HOME Cookbook

As part of our ongoing ALDI Partnership which began in 2020, ALDI and the IRFU came together in 2021 to create the unique cookbook, ‘Home’, with all profits going towards Barnardos.

HOME contains recipes which have been nominated by over 55 Irish players from the Women’s, Men’s and Rugby 7’s squads, and offer an insight into Irish Rugby and the healthy breakfast, dinners and desserts our athletes enjoy. Some of those players include Linda Djougang and Beibhinn Parsons, also featured in the cookbook alongside existing brand representatives and Irish Rugby stars, ALDI and Barnardos Ambassador Paul O’Connell and James Ryan.

A perfect stocking filler this Christmas. 

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ALDI Christmas cards

As part of ALDI’s ongoing Partnership with Barnardos supporting Early Years and Family Services, ALDI are generously donating a portion of each sales from a selection of Christmas cards this year.

The Charity Christmas Cards are on sale in stores from – 10th November.

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