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					A message from                                             What is Rotary?                                                             Barnardo’s can from
                                                                                                                                       A messageoffer a
Peter Offer                                                                                                                            variety of different
                                                                                                                                       RBI president
RIBI President 2006/07                                              Rotary International is a                                           opportunities for you
                          Barnardo’s last year
                          celebrated 100 years since
                          the death of their founder,
                                                                    worldwide organisation of more
                                                                    than 1.2 million business and
                                                           professional people who pledge to:
                                                                                                                                        to serve…
                          Thomas Barnardo, as we in
                          Rotary International were
                          celebrating 100 years since
                          our founder Paul Harris

                                                               serve the community locally, nationally and globally
                                                                                                                                              Over 326 high street shops: supporting
                                                                                                                                              seasonal stock changeovers; managerial
                                                                                                                                              support; shop assistants; stock collection and
                                                                                                                                              delivery, or redecoration
                                                                                                                                                                                                            for Children
                          started our organisation.
                                                               promote the highest ethical standard of all areas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in Ireland
                                                               of working life
                           Rotary District Governors in                                                                                       390 community childcare projects:
                                                           ■   work for peace and goodwill worldwide                                          mentoring; outings; redecoration; garden
                           Great Britain & Ireland
decided to make Barnardo’s one of their preferred                                                                                             makeovers

projects for their year in office 2006/2007 and since
then I have been asked what does this charity do today?                                                                                       At various fundraising activities:
                                                                                                                                              volunteering support and participation at
Barnardo’s is making a real difference to thousands                                                                                           events; support the biggest weekend collection
of disadvantaged children, young people and their                                                                                             challenge ever!

families who are faced with abuse, homelessness,
poverty and the challenges of disability. I am delighted                                                                                      Local Community Appeals: support                  Childhood in crisis –
                                                                                                                                              Barnardo’s key fundraising initiatives and help
therefore that the 57,000 Rotarians in 1,800 Rotary                                   1230                                                    raise essential funds from local business and     Everyday in Great Britain
Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland are able to help in                                                                                        communities                                       and Ireland thousands and
getting the message across of the work that the                                                     1020
                                                                                                                                                                                                thousands of children
charity is doing today.                                                                                                                                                                         suffer abuse, homelessness,
Our Districts in Great Britain & Ireland have been
                                                                                                            1030                       For information on your local Barnardo’s                 poverty, bereavement,
matched to all of Barnardo’s projects and retail shops,                                             1190                               children’s project, local retail shop, or to             discriminaton, or struggle
so that Rotary Clubs if they wish can get involved.                                     1280                      1040                 find out about your local Barnardo’s Charity             to overcome the
This can be by giving SERVICE (which our organisation                1160                                                              Champion, please contact us at:                          challenges of disability.
is built on), with some of the projects, or helping with                                       1180 1280                 1270
their charity shops, and by putting on events to raise                                                     1050                        Tel:   08457 697967 (Northern Ireland)
the funds needed to continue their work.                                                     1180                                             01-7080490 (Republic of Ireland)
                                                                                                                         1070   1080
Working together in 2006/2007, I am sure we can                                                              1060                      Email:
make a real difference and help to ensure that these                                         1150      1100         1260
children and young people have a positive childhood                                                             1090 1130
                                                                                                                          1240         Web: – click on the
experience and the future they deserve.                                                                             1140                    Barnardo’s link where you can download
                                                                                                    1200                  1120
                                                                                                              1110 1250                     your very own fun’raising pack.
Peter L. Offer
President 2006/2007                                                                                               1110                         Or contact your RIBI Account Manager;
Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland                                                                                                Kate Mitchell Tel: 020 8498 7357
                                                                                                                              ‘Childhood is an enormous lottery, and in Great Britain and                                       I would like to give children a chance
                                                             About Barnardo’s                                                 Ireland today, thousands and thousands of children’s childhoods

  Dominic’s                                                  Barnardo’s is the leading children’s charity.
                                                             We are a national organisation operating in Ireland
                                                                                                                              are in crisis. These children do not have security, parental support
                                                                                                                              or the love that most of us enjoyed when we were children.
                                                                                                                              Instead they face abuse, discrimination, poverty, homelessness.                “                  I am pleased to enclose a donation of £
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Please make cheques payable to Barnardo’s)

  long walk                                                  through over 74 community based projects. We work
                                                             with over 20,000 children, young people and their
                                                             families in both urban and rural communities, enabling
                                                                                                                              Barnardo’s is delighted to be receiving Rotary’s support to help
                                                                                                                              our work change the lives of these disadvantaged and vulnerable

                                                                                                                              children. Only by working together can we help to give every
  home…                                                      the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children to
                                                             overcome issues like poverty, abuse, homelessness,
                                                             bereavement, discrimination and disability.
                                                                                                                              child the chance of a childhood and a brighter future.’
                                                                                                                                                  Martin Narey, Chief Executive, Barnardo’s (UK) and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Post code:

                                                                                                                                        Fergus Finlay, Chief Executive, Barnardos (Republic of Ireland)
  After Dominic’s birth, his mother, a past drug addict,                                                                                                                                                                                                            District code:
  relapsed into full time heroin dependency. Luckily for                                                                                                                                                                        I enclose a cheque made payable to Barnardo’s or
  Dominic his mother was referred to a Barnardo’s day                                                                                                                                                                           Please debit my
  care centre where Dominic could interact with other
  children and his mother could gain advice and support.     A chance to be a child…                                             How you and your                                                                               Visa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Card number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MasterCard          Switchcard      Maestro       Amex        CAF

  Dominic loved visiting the day care centre, making
  friends with other children and listening to story time,
                                                             Imagine being a child and not
                                                             being able to play, living in such
                                                                                                                                 Club can help…                                                                                 Start date                                  Expiry date
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Issue number (Switch Card only)
  and he knew that when he arrived in the morning he         bad housing that there’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Card holder name:
  would get a drink of milk and a biscuit and at lunchtime   nowhere safe to play, or having                                                      pays for one bereavement counselling
  he would get a hot meal. He also knew that after
  playtime on a Friday there would be ‘three big sleeps’
                                                             no time to play because you
                                                             have to look after a sick parent.
                                                                                                                               £50                session for a child who has lost a loved one                                  Card holder signature:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Northern Ireland: Make a Gift Aid Declaration to make your gift go further at
  before he came back on Monday morning.                                                                                                                                                                                        no extra cost to you.You must pay an amount of income tax/capital gains tax at
                                                             For thousands of children across
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                least equal to the tax that Barnardo’s reclaims on your donations in the current
  One cold Monday in November, Dominic came rushing          Great Britain and Ireland caring                                                     pays for an afternoon at one of our family                                    tax year (currently 28p for every £1 you give)
  alone into the Barnardo’s centre and rushed straight to
  the biscuit trolley. He was shivering, obviously very
                                                             for a sick or mentally ill parent or sibling is a way of life.
                                                             Unfortunately, too many children are missing out on their
                                                                                                                              €100                centres where vulnerable children can feel
                                                                                                                                                  safe, relax and have fun with other children
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Yes I am a UK taxpayer: I would like Barnardo’s to reclaim tax on all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       donations I have made since 6th April 2000 and on all future donations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       until I notify you otherwise.
  hungry, his jumper was on back to front and he was                                                                                                                                                                                   No, I am not a UK taxpayer.
                                                             childhood, children like Jasmine who, at the age of six,
  wearing one shoe. Barnardo’s staff asked where his
                                                             saved her mum from drowning when she experienced                                     pays for 2 sessions for a family to work with                                                   Signature:
  mummy was, he replied ‘Mummy’s asleep on the kitchen
  floor, she won’t wake up and I have waited ‘three big
  sleeps’ to come.’
                                                             an epileptic seizure in the bath. By the age of nine, she
                                                             had stopped her from falling down the stairs after               £200                a social worker and get to the root of a
                                                                                                                                                  family’s problem                                                                                    Date:
                                                             another seizure left her disorientated and off balance.                                                                                                            Barnardo’s would like to keep you informed about how you are helping our vital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                work with children and young people. If you do not wish to receive this
  Dominic was 4 years old when his mother died. He           When she is not watching out for her mum, Jasmine is at                              helps support the running of a breakfast club                                 information, please let us know by ticking this box.
  spent the weekend waiting for his mother to wake up.                                                                                            for children for one year, providing their only
  After ‘three big sleeps’ he walked down 24 flights of
  stairs, across 2 busy main roads to reach the only place
                                                             school worrying about her. Jasmine had fallen behind with
                                                             her school work, her classmates had given up trying to
                                                             be friends with her, and she was quiet and withdrawn.
                                                                                                                              €500                balanced meal of the day while encouraging
                                                                                                                                                  improved school attendance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Republic of Ireland: As a supporter of Barnardos your donation of €250 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                more in the year could be worth up to 72% more to us, and our work with children
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in Ireland. And the good news is - there is no extra cost to you. If you are a PAYE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                taxpayer donations over €250 or more in any one year are eligible.You don't have to
  he knew was safe…a Barnardo’s Day Care Centre.                                                                                                                                                                                make this in one go - Donations are cumulative, so a direct debit or standing order
                                                                                         Our experienced staff at                                                                                                               of €21 a month will bring you over the threshold. Early in the New Year we will send
  Following his mother’s death, Barnardo’s placed Dominic                                Barnardo’s protected, nurtured                                                                                                         you the appropriate form that Barnardos need to claim back the tax.
                                                                                                                                                  provides the vital basics for a young
  with a caring foster family and helped him to have a
  future free from danger and a better start in life.
                                                                                         and provided opportunities to
                                                                                         support Jasmine, enabling her
                                                                                                                              £1000               person to set-up their own home                                              Please return
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               this form to:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   in Northern Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   542-544 Upper Newtownards Rd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in the Republic of Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Christchurch Square
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Belfast BT4 3HE                     Dublin 8
                                                                                         to continue to care for her
Every day, in Great Britain and Ireland, Barnardo’s works                                                                                                                                                                              To find out other ways you can help and for more information
                                                                                         mum, and to be a child again

with thousands of children – Dominic is just one of them.                                                                                                                                                                                       about how you can get involved why not visit
                                                                                         for just a few hours each week.                     94p/93c from every £1/€1we spend
Help Barnardo’s give other children a chance of a                                                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                             goes directly to our work with children                                                    
better start in life…
                                                                                                                                             (excluding property development and retail shop costs which are self-financing)    Registered Charity No 216250                                         RIBI-IRE/06/07

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