Thanks to members voting at our AGM, held at our Head Office on the evening of 16 July, we've donated over £18,000 to Barnardo's.
Each year we pledge a donation to a local charity for every vote we receive, and this year Barnardo’s was chosen as the beneficiary.
The response from our members has been fantastic and as a result, a total of £18,813 was handed over to Helen Evans, Regional Fundraising Manager of Barnardo’s by Des Moore, Chief Executive, and Trevor Hebdon, our outgoing Chairman.
Commenting at the AGM, Des said, “The response from our members has been outstanding again this year and I would like to thank everyone who voted. As a customer-owned organisation we are committed to making a positive difference and supporting the communities we live and work in.”
He continued, “Barnardo’s commitment to supporting young people and their families in order to achieve their ambitions and potential in a positive and engaging way is inspiring and, importantly, is making an incredible difference to the lives of many young people in our region. We’re privileged to be working together with them this year.”
Helen said: “We are delighted that The Cumberland has chosen to support Barnardo’s and are extremely grateful for this donation, which will be used to support vulnerable children and families through our services in this region. We also look forward to working closely with the team at The Cumberland through volunteering opportunities, financial awareness training and other exciting events that they are already planning with our young people.”
A little background...
Barnardo’s has been helping families across our region for many years and provides support to more than 3,000 young people and families across the county each year. This can vary from early years help, intervention and targeted support to families and individuals. With services ranging from targeted play sessions for children and therapeutic services for young people dealing with mental health issues, to parenting courses teaching life skills about everything from nurturing your child to cooking healthily on a budget.
To find out more about the work they do, visit their website, barnardos.org.uk.