Barnardo


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Barnardo

Dr Thomas John. 1845--1905, British philanthropist, who founded homes for destitute children
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jo j y at pa our p cendaughter ai never have In 1881 Dr Barnardo and his colleagues invited dozens of children.
The same year Dr Barnardo described the true desperate state of children in the UK.
As a result of the industrial revolution, when he arrived in London's East End, Barnardo found a massively increased population living in overcrowded accommodation, struggling with unemployment, poverty and disease.
CHARITY: In 1867 Barnardo set up a Ragged School for Boys in the East End to provide them with a basic education.
uk Text PEOPLE to 70500 to donate PS5 Voice of the Sunday People P:14 Man on a mission to save poor kids MOVED by the scale of poverty among children in East London, Dr Thomas Barnardo abandoned plans of being a missionary.
Cardiff Bach Choir also took part in the service - 160 years after Dr Barnardo was born - performing an anthem specially composed by conductor Timothy Taylor to mark the anniversary.
The charity is running a Centenary Appeal this year, marking 100 years since the death of the charity's founder, Dr Thomas Barnardo.
IN 1866, Thomas Barnardo arrived in London and found children sleeping in the streets and begging for food.
By the time Thomas Barnardo died in 1905, the charity he founded ran 96 homes, caring for more than 8,500 children.
Today there is no such thing as a Barnardo's orphanage but many of the issues that prompted Dr Thomas Barnardo to establish his famous homes are still around.
Last year it was estimated that one third of Welsh children were living in poverty, while prositution, sexual abuse, discrimination, drug taking and homelessness - all familiar to Barnardo - are still rife in Wales.
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