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Barnardos puts stamp on 50th anniversary

Aideen Sheehan

Published 12/10/2012 | 05:00

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THE children's charity Barnardos has had a difficult 50th anniversary year as it struggles to cope with cuts to funding, chief executive Fergus Finlay said.

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The organisation has helped over 100,000 children during its 50 years and must continue helping families, he said.

Mr Finlay was speaking at the launch of a special An Post 55c stamp to commemorate their 50 years of providing services to children.

Barnardos is a sister organisation of similar groups in the UK, New Zealand and Australia.

The original Barnardos was set up by Dubliner Dr Thomas Barnardo, who founded a home for destitute boys in London in 1870.

Barnardos supported 6,300 children last year in its 42 project centres.

Irish Independent

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