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Barnardo’s Scotland continues to work and evolve during the current pandemic

Posted: 7th April 2020

In these extraordinary times, Barnardo’s Scotland is sharply focused on continuing to support vulnerable children and families across Scotland, whilst also supporting their amazing staff and volunteers.

Children and families need them now more than ever, and they are working round the clock to adapt their delivery model in these unique circumstances. This includes reaching children and young people on the phone and through appropriate online platforms wherever they can, while making sure they are as safe as possible. They are also working closely with local and national partners across health and social care to meet the needs of local communities.

Like many charities and businesses at this time, their income has been dramatically impacted. They are taking a range of necessary actions to address their financial position including furloughing around 3,000 staff members, reducing expenditure and launching an emergency fundraising appeal.

Support they receive from corporate partners has never been so vital. If your company may be in a position to help in a range of different ways, please do get in touch with Corporate Fundraising Manager.


Donate to the Emergency Coronavirus Appeal

These unprecedented times are so hard for everyone but for the most vulnerable children and families the consequences of Coronavirus could push them over the edge. Barnardo’s Scotland support is needed now more than ever. Flexible funds to respond to the changing and increasing needs are vital; see further detail on the appeal here:

Share on social media

Support @barnardosscot with a bit of fun and joy during these difficult times: build a fort in your home, take a picture, share using #SafeSpaceChallenge, text SAFE to 70570 to donate £3 and tag in friends and family to take on the challenge too! Or simply share details of their appeal and work on your corporate social media and internal channels.

Talk to them

Is your company exploring ways of supporting the communities you serve through this pandemic? Barnardo’s is a national charity with a local footprint in most communities across the UK. Talk to them about how you could work together to make a real and lasting different, contact Corporate Fundraising Manager


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