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20/09/2021

'We're so very proud of them' - Derry Barnardo’s volunteers recognised for their dedication

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VOLUNTEERS with Barnardo’s shops in Derry have been recognised for the ‘time and dedication’ they have given to the organisation. Having begun its work under Thomas John Barnardo in Dublin in 1867, it has grown into the UK's largest children's charity, working to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children in society. The Derry staff, who work in the Bishop Street and Shipquay Street shops, received certificates of acknowledgement for their efforts locally as part of Volunteer Week 2018. Commenting, Barnardo’s NI Director Lynda Wilson said that were ‘very proud of the time and dedication’ each one of their volunteers had contributed. “We are so proud of our volunteers, the work they do and time they commit,” she said. “Having dedicated volunteers helps us reach more children and deliver quality services. As volunteers with our Derry shops on Bishop Street and Shipquay Street they help us raise vital funds which in turn supports the parents, babies and children we work with. “Having volunteers enriches the service we deliver and I was delighted to recognise their commitment during Volunteer’s Week.” Volunteers with Barnardo’s can take on a range of roles from befriending to supporting young people with disabilities to volunteering in our shops or as fundraisers. For more information about volunteering visit www.barnardos.org.uk/volunteering

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