Barnardos National Collection Day 2021

Transform A Childs Life

Barnardos National Collection Day, kindly supported by Dell Technologies, will take place on Friday 10th September 2021 but this year we’re doing things a little differently!

In the past, Barnardos annual National Collection Day involved over 1,000 wonderful volunteers organising bag-packs and on-street collections to fundraise in communities right across the country.  


This year, we’re inviting you to join our community of ‘virtual’ fundraisers to take part in our special one-day challenge on the 10th September and help some of Ireland’s most vulnerable children. We’re calling that our 5k Friday Challenge.


Run, skip, cycle, swim or walk 5K - it doesn’t matter how you do it, the important thing is to do it and to show your support. Make a donation or set up a Facebook fundraiser and be part of something special.

And that’s not all...

On Friday 10th September, RTÉ 2FM and Barnardos will be turning back the clock and playing the hits of the 90s throughout the day in what we’re calling Flashback Friday!

Listen to RTÉ 2FM on the day to reminisce about your happiest childhood memories and help Barnardos create magical memories for some of the most vulnerable children in Ireland. We’ll also be joined on air by some very special guests!

With your support, we can make this our biggest National Collection Day yet!