As the UK’s leading children’s charity, Barnardo’s worked with 240,000 children, young people and families last year in the UK.
Last week, we were so excited to welcome our Director of Midlands and South West and the Director of Children’s Services for Barnardo’s to Guernsey. Barnardo’s has been transforming children’s lives for 150 years, so to mark Barnardo’s 150th anniversary, The HUB held an afternoon tea party for staff, volunteers and service users.
Despite the down pour of rain outside, we had lots of fun playing Jenga, having our faces painted and building a 150 tower of cups.
Staff had put their baking skills to the test and we ate far too many chocolate brownies, sausage rolls and a delicious birthday cake.
150 years ago Thomas Barnardo founded the charity, Barnardo’s. Since then we have helped hundreds of thousands of children to grow up happy and healthy – but sadly, there is still more work to do.
Our dedicated staff and volunteers tailor every Barnardo’s service to meet the individual needs of children in the UK, but each has one vital thing in common: a belief in the potential of every child and young person to thrive – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.