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24 November 2015 in , ,

Managing children's Christmas expectations

Christmas is supposed to be a wonderful time for all the family, a time of giving and receiving. But this December, with many families struggling to pay their bills and keep food on the table, buying presents may be just another headache and mean further pressure for parents. Barnardos has advice on how to manage your children’s expectations about Christmas this year....

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19 November 2015 in , ,

Will you pledge to Make a Child's Christmas?

Please watch and share this short video about Fiona and her little daughter Sarah, and the challenges they face this Christmas. Barnardos is working with Fiona and Sarah to support them, and you can help too. By pledging to donate just one extra gift this Christmas, you can help Sarah and thousands more children like her....

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18 November 2015 in , , , ,

Paul O’Connell Wants You to Make a Child’s Christmas

Irish Rugby Hero and Barnardos Ambassador Paul O’Connell launched Barnardos’ Christmas appeal today calling on people to dig deep and give children a happy Christmas and a brighter future, by donating online at or by calling 1850 216 216. ...

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16 January 2015 in , ,

The 11 Worst Xmas Gifts of All Time

The 11 worst Christmas gifts of all time...and how to get rid of them!...

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29 December 2014 in , , ,

Barnardos Launches Unwanted Gifts Appeal

Get your New Year off to a great start by donating your unwanted Christmas gifts to Barnardos – each donation will help Barnardos work with over 9,000 children and families in 2015. Simply drop off your gift to any Barnardos Shop across the country - to find your local shop visit

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