Barnardos Annual Report 1997
Barnardos. (1998). Barnardos Annual Report 1997. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/426
In Barnardo's, we believe our task is to help children achieve their full potential, supporting them within the context of their families. We work with parents and children together, where possible within their communities. This determination has enabled us to establish al least one new service every year since 1993, and we now intend to accelerate our development nationally. To fund this further expansion. and the continuation of existing services, we urgently need additional resources. Thankfully, there is a growing recognition that giving children a good start in life is an investment that benefits society as a whole. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the increasing support of central government, health boards, local authorities and other statutory bodies. I also want to express our gratitude to the growing number of trusts and foundations that have enabled us to respond to additional needs. More than 300 volunteers currently support our work directly by assisting in our services or through contributing to our fundraising activities. Their contribution of time, energy and effort on Bamardo's behalf is crucial to our capacity to provide our current range of services. Finally, I would like to thank the growing number of companies who have endorsed Barnardo's work with children through corporate donations and sponsorship.