John Lamont helps out at Barnardo’s in Selkirk

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As part of Universal Children’s Day celebrations, John Lamont MSP helped out at Barnardo’s shop in Selkirk last week.

Marked annually on November 20, Universal Children’s Day celebrates the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child, a human rights treaty which sets out the political, economic, civil, health, social and cultural rights of children. The date also marks the day on which the General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959.

Barnardo’s Scotland provides more than 122 community-based services throughout Scotland, working with over 26,500 vulnerable children, young people and their families.

John Lamont MSP said: “Barnardo’s are doing a fantastic job in Selkirk and it was a pleasure to meet their staff and help out in their shop for a bit.

“During my visit I learnt more about Barnardo’s work in the local community and their plans for the future. The volunteers and staff in Selkirk are extremely hard working and should be commended for the contribution they are making to children’s lives in the area.

“Residents can help support this valuable work by visiting the shop in Selkirk. All the money spent in Selkirk goes directly to the charity.”