Barnardos and Dell EMC Launch Volunteer Drive in Limerick

13 Jul 2017 in Press Releases, Fundraising, Featured, Events, Whats Hot


Barnardos and Dell EMC Launch Local Volunteer Drive in Limerick

~ Support children in your community by volunteering for Barnardos National Collection Day, kindly supported by Dell EMC, on Friday 15 September ~


Actor and Playwright, Myles Breen, today joined Barnardos children’s charity at King John’s Castle to launch the local volunteer drive for Limerick. The children’s charity, who currently work with more than 14,100 children and families across Ireland and has two centres in Limerick is calling on the local community to join them by volunteering at their National Collection day this September 15 - people can register

By volunteering for just two hours the children’s charity estimates that you could contribute up to €100 to Barnardos – which would help them continue their vital services for children in your area.

What: Barnardos National Collection Day, kindly supported by Dell EMC
When: Friday 15 September
Time: 8am - 9pm (any 2 hour shift)

  • Limerick Tesco Arthurs Quay
  • Limerick Tesco Roxboro
  • Limerick Dunnes Stores
  • Jetland Centre
  • Dooradoyle
  • Newcastle West

To volunteer on Friday 15 September please call Mary Johnston on 01-7080418. For more information, email or visit

Barnardos Ambassador Myles Breen spoke at the launch: “I’m delighted to join Barnardos in their call for volunteers across Limerick. The reason Barnardos is important to me, and the communities in Limerick, is because they stand up for the rights of children. Unfortunately there are children in Limerick that still need a voice and an advocate. I would love to see the people of Limerick get behind Barnardos on Friday 15 September”.

Barnardos CEO Fergus Finlay said: “There are a number of ways you can join us on September 15th – shaking a collection bucket or doing a bag pack – each will make a real difference. Last year we saw the biggest turn out of volunteers in Limerick ever, this year with your help we can make it the biggest year yet. Fundraising for children in your communities this National Collection Day will ensure Barnardos works with more children than ever before. This year we are thrilled to have our new partner Dell EMC on board.  Join us on September 15th to help a child in your community. People can register

Valerie Gleeson, Barnardos Project Worker, Limerick said: “We work across a wide and diverse range of areas to provide support for children and their families in Limerick. From providing a safe space and time out for children to talk about their experiences at home and in school and to supporting parents in their day to day family tasks – each is essential in providing a better future for children. Giving your time on September 15th means that the children in your community will benefit greatly.” 

Timmy O'Dwyer, Vice President, Global Parts Operations and Limerick Site Leader at Dell EMC said: “The Dell EMC team admire the brilliant work that is done by the Barnardos team and we are proud to be partnering with such a great cause which has the wellbeing of children at its epicentre. 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 through fundraisers like the National Collection Day in September and we are delighted to support and enable that work. Dell EMC employees across Limerick, Cork and Dublin will be supporting this great cause and volunteering on the 15th of September. Today we’re encouraging others to join us in supporting this great cause.”

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