Shoosmiths sets £60,000 Barnardo’s target

Shoosmiths employees have chosen Barnardo’s as the firm’s new national charity and hope to raise £60,000 for the popular children’s charity in the next year.

Money raised for Barnardo’s will support its work preventing child sexual exploitation and to help expand the services it provides in the Midlands. £60,000 will help pay for two outreach workers to rescue and support victims of child abuse.

Last year Barnardo’s, founded in 1866 by Thomas Barnardo, worked with almost 1,200 victims through 24 specialist services.

Corporate relationship manager Trina Gable said: “We’re delighted to have been chosen as Shoosmiths’ corporate charity partner, and we are very excited about working together over the next 12 months.

“Barnardo’s transforms the lives of vulnerable children across the UK through projects, campaigning, and research expertise. 

“As a leading children's charity, we work directly with more than 200,000 children, young people, and their families, every year, through 900 vital services.”