Can anyone spare time?

BARNARDO’S is looking to recruit new volunteers in Morpeth, in a bid to help the charity continue its life changing work across the North East region.

The children’s charity desperately needs more volunteers to become part of existing fund-raising groups, or to set up their own, and help raise much-needed cash to support vulnerable children and young people.

Last year, fund-raising groups raised more than £360,000 which was used to help local children who have been abused, who live in poverty or who have disabilities.

Janice Heathcote, community fund-raiser for the North East, said: “Our community fund-raisers are a vital part of Barnardo’s. As well as raising money through running events they also raise awareness of the work we do. Put simply, we’d be lost without them.”

Community fund-raising groups organise and run a diverse range of events and collections and support the charity’s appeals and campaign.

Being part of a fund-raising group offers an opportunity to meet new people, have fun and learn new skills at the same time as making a difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable children.

To find out more, please contact Janice Heathcote on 01756 798919, or email


Community Fund-raiser