Universal Children’s Day 2018

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Ken joined staff and volunteers at the Barnardo’s store in Greenock on Friday 23rd November to help mark Universal Children’s Day.

Universal Children’s Day, celebrated annually on 20 November, was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954 to be a day of understanding between children and to promote children’s welfare and children’s rights.

Ken visited the shop on West Blackhall Street to find out how they help support Barnardo’s children’s services, and the benefits this brings to children and young people across Inverclyde. Barnardo’s Scotland provides more than 130 community-based services throughout the country working with over 26,500 vulnerable children, young people and their families.

During the visit, Ken helped to sort donations and get items ready for sale.

Ken helping to get items ready for sale.
Ken helping to get items ready for sale.

Ken said:Barnardo’s carry out incredible work to help ensure every child has the best possible start in life, much of which is only possible due to the hard work and dedication of staff and volunteers in shops like this.

I was more than happy to pitch in and lend a helping in this busy shop, but the real credit goes to Nicola and team for contribution they are making to children’s lives each day.”

Find out more about Barnardo’s Scotland here.