Cork - National Collection Day launch 2019 with Marian Heffernan

22 August 2019 - Barnardos, with the kind support of Dell Technologies along with Olympic legend and Barnardos Ambassador, Marian Heffernan today launched their local call for volunteers in Cork. The children’s charity, who work with more than 17,600 children each year and has three centres in Cork, needs valuable volunteers for their National Collection Day, kindly supported by Dell, on September 13th

Posted on Thursday 22 August 2019

22 August 2019 - Barnardos, with the kind support of Dell Technologies along with Olympic legend and Barnardos Ambassador, Marian Heffernan today launched their local call for volunteers in Cork. The children’s charity, who work with more than 17,600 children each year and has three centres in Cork, needs valuable volunteers for their National Collection Day, kindly supported by Dell, on September 13th

Barnardos Ambassador Marian Heffernan spoke at the launch: “It’s an honour to be here today and lend my support to the call out for volunteers on Barnardos’ National Collection day, taking place September 13th. Barnardos has three centres in Cork, providing vital support to children and parents experiencing difficulties that many of us would never encounter. From providing the best foundation in Early Years to supporting parents within the home, Barnardos works tirelessly to provide brighter futures for children in Cork. I urge you to join us as a volunteer this September.”

Barnardos CEO Suzanne Connolly said: “Barnardos National Collection Day is always a very special day for us, not least because we see the mammoth support we have in communities across the country. Each year the people of Cork have rallied and stepped out to support the children and families we work with across the county, with many volunteers returning time and again to enjoy the feel-good factor that volunteering can bring. Each and every volunteer has made a difference, and can continue to do so by joining us again on September 13th. We’re also so grateful to our sponsor, Dell Technologies, who have supported us tirelessly ensuring the success of our National Collection day grows year on year. Join us on September 13th and help provide a brighter future for children in communities throughout Cork www.barnardos.ie/buckets

By shaking a bucket or joining an in store bag pack for just two hours, each volunteer can raise up to €100 for vulnerable children in their community. People can register here: www.barnardos.ie/buckets.

What: Barnardos National Collection Day, kindly supported by Dell

When: Friday 13 September

Time: 8am - 9pm (any 2 hour shift)

Locations in Cork include:

  • Paul St SC Cork
  • Tesco Wilton
  • Tesco, Ballincollig
  • Dunnes, Ballincollig
  • Supervalu (Down’s) Ballincollig
  • Dunnes, Douglas
  • Supervalu Hollyhill
  • Supervalu Midleton
  • Mahon Point SC
  • Dunnes Stores, Macroom
  • Dunnes Stores, Mallow
  • Dunnes Stores, Charleville
  • Dunnes Stores, Carrigaline
  • Supervalu Youghal
  • Dunnes Ballyvolane
  • Wilton SC
  • Riverview SC Bandon
  • Dunnes Blackpool
  • Dunnes Clonakilty
  • Tesco Extra Douglas
  • Market Green SC Midleton
  • Tesco Mitchelstown
  • Dunnes Bishopstown

To volunteer on Friday 13th September please call 01-7080418. For more information, email buckets@barnardos.ie or visit www.barnardos.ie.

Information about Barnardos in Cork:

  • Barnardos have three centres here in Cork providing services such as Breakfast and After School Clubs and intensive early intervention and family support services for some of the most disadvantaged children living not far from our offices.
  • Right now there is a child in Cork who may not have enough food to eat, who may not have a comfortable or safe place to sleep tonight or who may be dealing with very adult issues due to a parent’s poor mental health or substance addiction.
  • They are scared and lonely and in need of the help of Barnardos. But by signing up to support on Friday 13th of September you can help Barnardos to be there for that child and thousands more.
  • So if you haven’t already signed up please be sure to find your Legacy of Good rep afterwards.

Volunteer

Join Barnardos National Collection Day on September 13th. An hour or 2 of your time on the day will make a huge difference to vulnerable children and families all across Ireland.

https://www.barnardos.ie/how-you-can-help/fundraising/national-collection-day

Thank you for your support

For further information, please contact:

Barnardos Press Office: 01 7080442 / 086 0445966

Visit Barnardos Media Centre www.barnardos.ie/media

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About Barnardos

Barnardos helps transform children’s lives through their services; by supporting parents; and by challenging society where it fails children.

Barnardos works in over 40 projects across the country and was established in Ireland in 1962. www.barnardos.ie