Ready to rock for charity in Portlaoise

A GROUP of local rockers will be coming together this Friday night in the Outback in Grellan Delaneys in aid of Barnardos. The Jury, James O’ Connor and High Decibel will all be rocking out to raise money for the worthy charity Barnardos. All three are well known acts in and around the county, and are guaranted to have feet tapping and heads nodding for the night. Entry on the night is €10 and all money raised goes towards Barnardos.

A GROUP of local rockers will be coming together this Friday night in the Outback in Grellan Delaneys in aid of Barnardos. The Jury, James O’ Connor and High Decibel will all be rocking out to raise money for the worthy charity Barnardos. All three are well known acts in and around the county, and are guaranted to have feet tapping and heads nodding for the night. Entry on the night is €10 and all money raised goes towards Barnardos.

Barnardos’ work is child-focused. They respond to the individual needs of each child and family, and aim to provide practical and professional supports to bring hope into situations where hope is sometimes lost. Barnardos also offers a variety of specialised services to provide further support to children, parents and families, ranging from literacy support to assistance during difficult times such as coping with the death of a loved one to representing children in court.

Barnardos Advocacy works to protect the rights of children in Ireland by campaigning and lobbying to influence Government and decision makers, and they offer public and tailored courses in a variety of areas to childcare practitioners, parents, carers and all people working with children. Barnardos is committed to a needs-led, outcomes focused approach in their delivery of services to children and families. At the heart of everything they do, they strive to achieve ncreased emotional well-being and improved learning and development. For more see www.barnardos.ie.