Here at Barnardos we were very sad to have had to cancel our annual National Collection Day this year due to on-going COVID-19 restrictions. Having bucket collectors indoors in shopping centres and supermarkets was not an option this year, nor in smaller groups outdoors. The protection of our wonderful volunteers and the public is of critical importance.

Over the last 7 years our National Collection Day has raised vital funds for Barnardos core services that have gone directly towards our work with vulnerable children and families right across the country – providing support where it is needed the most.

*If you are a tax payer, a gift of €21 per month (€250 or more in one tax year) will be worth an additional 45% to Barnardos, at no extra cost to you.


At just 7 years old, Dylan is facing his first Christmas without both of his parents.

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Denis Lucey, Vice President, EMEA Infrastructure Support Services & Cherrywood Site Leader at Dell Technologies said: 

Dell Technologies has been partnering with the team in Barnardos since 2017 on their annual ‘Buckets for Barnardos National Collection Day’. During that time, we’ve been truly inspired by the life changing impact Barnardos has on children and families in communities throughout Ireland. This year has been challenging for many with the most vulnerable in our society hardest hit. It’s been amazing to see how Barnardos responded so quickly to provide their services and offer their support to those who needed it in a virtual environment. Now, more than ever, Barnardos needs our support to ensure they can provide the services that families and children right across this country need. While the on-street collection day is not possible this year we’re delighted to be partnering with Barnardos for their #NoBuckets digital day of giving. We’re looking forward to putting the power of our team members across Limerick, Cork and Dublin behind the campaign and I hope the country comes together to support this really worthy cause.

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Were you one of our amazing National Collection Day volunteers? If so, see if you can find yourself in our Volunteer Gallery!

Thank you to our amazing 2019 National Collection Day volunteers!