Barnardo’s launch Instagram competition

Director of Barnardo's NI Lynda Wilson.
Director of Barnardo's NI Lynda Wilson.

Derry people are being encouraged to take part in a competition that is aimed at raising awareness of local charity, Barnardo’s.

Barnardo’s is based in both Bishop Street and the Diamond and Derry people could win a £100 Argos voucher if they take part in the special competition.

“All the people of Derry have to do is enter their local Barnardo’s shop and take a picture of something inside the shop that catches their eye.

“Then, they just have to share the picture on social media site, Instagram and follow @barnardosretail and upload a picture of their special find mentioning @barnardosretail and #MyBarnardosFind in the caption - it really is that simple,” said Director of Barnardo’s NI Lynda Wilson.

“Once the Derry Journal readers load their fabulous Barnardo’s ‘find’ they’ll automatically be entered into our competition and could stand the chance of winning some fabulous Argos vouchers - just in time for the January sales!

“For the chance to win an additional regional prize, geotag the picture with the store’s location,” she added.

Ms. Wilson went on to reveal some of the household names who have already taken part in the online awareness campaign and said it was fast becoming a “online Christmas party”.

“We have already been joined by a host of celebrities including Geordie Shore’s Charlotte Crosby, Singer Nicola Roberts and Actor Jason Flemyng, plus, Andy Serkis, Jenny Frost, Elen Rivas and Tim Lovejoy. In fact our account is fast becoming a bit of an online Christmas party.

“Of course this is a special time for families and the aim of this initiative is to encourage readers in Derry to take a look at our fabulous festive wrap, tags and cards, pre-loved gifts, party outfits, winter woollies and coats in store. A full list of shops can be found at

“All profits go to help fund our work, so why not help Barnardo’s make it a bumper Christmas - as the real winners will be the vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people who rely on our vital services,” said Ms. Wilson.