Monday 17 June 2019

Barnardos are seeking volunteers locally for their big funding day

Maria Herlihy

Barnardos, the charity which works with more than 15,300 children each year and which has two centres in Cork, needs valuable volunteers for their national collection day.

This year their collection day is being supported by Dell and Olympian and World champion Sonia O'Sullivan. The national collection day is asking for volunteers to join an in-store bag pack for two hours and help support them in any way which they can on Friday, September 14. 

Barnardos seeks to transform the lives of children in Ireland by providing services to help them meet their milestones and get ready for school; by providing family supports to those facing challenges such as poverty and homelessness; and by helping parents to create a better home life for their children. 

From 8am until 9pm, volunteers are sought for two hour shifts at a number of locations throughout Cork city. 

At Dunnes in Mallow, Charleville as well as Tesco in Wilton and Ballincollig and Down's Supervalu in Ballincollig are all seeking volunteers to help out for two hour shifts. 

At the launch of the National Collection Day, Barnardos Ambassador Sonia O'Sullivan said that their day on September 14 "is a fantastic day" that helps the charity ensure they can continue their vital work within communities throughout Cork. 

Bob Savage, Site Leader, Dell EMC Cork Campus, said: "Last year was the first year for Dell to be an official partner of Barnardos and as a company we were inspired by the impactful work that Barnardos undertook to ensure the wellbeing of children across Ireland".

He said their employees in Dublin, Limerick and in Cork are busy planning a series of fundraising events to support Barnardos.

To volunteer on Friday 14 September please call 01-7080418. For more information, email or visit