Vodafone and Barnardo’s issue new appeal for devices to help Afghan refugees

Vodafone UK and charity partner Barnardo’s have issued a new plea to the public and businesses across the UK to donate unwanted smartphones and tablets to ‘The Great British Tech Appeal’ specifically to help refugees arriving from Afghanistan. Vodafone will add six months’ free data, calls and texts and work with Barnardo’s to get devices to Afghan young people and their families who’ve recently arrived in the UK.  This will help them access vital support, mental health services and healthcare and stay in touch with friends and family in the UK.…

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Join Barnardo’s Big Assembly for lessons and fun in lockdown

Frazzled parents and busy teachers now have an extra resource to help keep children engaged and entertained during lockdown thanks to Barnardo’s Big Assembly. The UK’s leading children’s charity has taken the traditional school assembly online so children unable to take part in the daily gathering in the school hall because of the coronavirus pandemic don’t miss out. The free, 30-minute, fun-filled assembly is available on YouTube for families to watch at home or for schools to use as part of their online lessons – sitting cross-legged on the floor…

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Barnardo’s and QA announce new Charity of the Year partnership

QA is delighted to announce a new Charity of the Year partnership with Barnardo’s to support children and young people across the UK, with a focus on addressing the skills gap, workplace diversity and other employment related challenges facing disadvantaged young people across the country. Barnardo’s was chosen as the charity partner by QA employees through a staff vote at its annual conference in September. QA, the UK’s largest tech talent and training organisation, will support Barnardo’s both through employee fundraising activities and strategic opportunities across the next 12 months. At…

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Natasha Kaplinsky to host star-studded virtual event to benefit Barnardo’s

Broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky will host an evening of festive song and spoken word to raise money for Barnardo’s as part of the charity’s Christmas campaign, known as ‘Kidsmas’.  The Kidsmas Live event will be broadcast from St. John’s Smith Square on December 1 at 6:30pm and will feature virtual performances from several of the charity’s children’s choir supporters from across the UK. There will also be very special performances by soon-to-be announced musical guests and spoken word artists. The leading children’s charity has teamed up with Vodafone to stage the…

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Barnardo’s and FCB Inferno launch latest ‘Believe In Me’ awareness-raising film

This generation of children will need support to help them cope with the lasting effects of bereavement and loss long after the crisis is over, to avoid a long-term impact to their mental health and wellbeing. This is the message from Barnardo’s on the same day the charity broadcasts the latest TV advert in its Believe in Me campaign, highlighting the importance of support services for children and young people who have experienced bereavement, loss or grief. The leading national children’s charity says this is the situation for thousands of…

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