A new month and a new featured charity!
Giveacar have teamed up with Barnardo’s, our new featured charity, and together we shall be doing lots of exciting things to raise awareness of our partnership and the great work that the charity does.
Barnardo’s started working with Giveacar in 2012 and so far we have raised an incredible £10,362.00 for them. We felt that it was about time to promote the amazing work they do for vulnerable children.
As one of the UK’s leading children’s charities, Barnardo’s works directly with over 200,000 children, young people and their families every year. Barnardo’s runs over 900 vital services across the UK, including counselling for children who have been abused, fostering and adoption services, vocational training and disability inclusion groups.
Barnardo’s believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour. Their purpose as a charity today is to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children.
Dr Thomas Barnardo, pictured here in the late 1800’s (Courtesy – Barnardo’s)
Barnardo’s was founded in 1867 by Dr Thomas Barnardo, after witnessing young children sleeping in gutters in poverty-stricken Victorian London, Dr Barnardo decided to devote himself to helping destitute children. He set up a ragged school in the East End, where poor children could go to get a basic education. Three years later he opened his first home for boys, shortly followed by the Girl’s Village.
The Girl’s Village, which can still be seen today in Barkingside, Essex (Courtesy – Barnardo’s)
Today, the values of the work Barnardo’s do hasn’t changed. They now work directly with over 200,000 children, young people and their families every year, running vital projects all over the UK helping vulnerable children in every way possible.
Here at Giveacar we aim to raise even more vital funds for Barnardo’s . For more information about Barnardo’s you can have a read on their website.
Here at Giveacar we are hoping to raise more money for Barnardo’s so they can continue the fantastic work they do. With an average scrap price of £80, one car could buy two bubble tubes for a multi-sensory room, enabling disabled children to play.
We have lot’s of activites planned together over the next 6 months so check back here and on social media!
If you’d like to donate a car please contact Giveacar on 0207 367 4242 or simply click here and donate online.