BARNADO’S Cymru has reopened its shops across Wales.
In a statement the charity said:
“Barnado’s supports around 11,000 of Wales’ most vulnerable children, young people and families each year and we couldn’t do it without the shoppers, staff and volunteers who support our stores.
“We are delighted we’ve been be able to reopen all our stores after lockdown and by the wonderful response we’ve had from customers old and new during our first few days of trading.
“We would like to thank all those who have kept hold of their donations for many months, we are now able to accept them once more. We are grateful to our staff and volunteers who have worked so hard to ensure safe, clean environments and of course to our customers whose spending supports our frontline workers.
“Those workers provide a wide range of support in communities across Wales and the demand has never been greater. We are helping children affected by bereavement during Covid, those who are struggling with their mental health because of anxiety, loss and family breakdown.
“We are supporting parents facing poverty who have had to choose between food, heating or data for their children’s online learning during lockdown.
We have responded with new digital and practical support while continuing our work in areas such as fostering and adoption, disability, care leaver support, help for young carers and children and young people at risk of, or recovering from, all forms of exploitation.
“So as we welcome everyone back to our shops we would like to say a big thank you for your continued support, and if you have some time to spare why not think about joining our team of amazing volunteers. You can find out more in-store or at www.barnardos.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer.