Ourselves and Bird, have joined forces to create a campaign to find 150 businesses across the Lancashire region to make a pledge and support the work of national charity Barnardo’s.
Founded in London in 1866, Barnardo’s raises and spends around £200 million each year running local services for the care of vulnerable children and young people throughout the UK. Beccy Irving Director of Bird said “The 150 and always campaign will not only raise awareness of the important work Barnardo’s do across our region, it will give us the opportunity to help provide the charity with important resources, support and funding they need to continue this work.”
The campaign will be celebrated over 150 hours, beginning on Friday 14th October with fundraising and awareness events planned across the region.
Our own Rob Binns said: “We really want local businesses to get on board and support this campaign. It’s not just about donating money, we want people to be creative about what they pledge, businesses could pledge their time, their professional skills or hold fundraising events, even donating unwanted clothes and household items to one of the local stores helps support us.”
The new Barnardo’s 150 years website, designed by Blush Digital, will be launched in September. For more details on the campaign or for information on how to get involved contact Amy@cottoncourt.co.uk
For more details about Barnardo’s, go to www.barnardos.org.uk.