Getting fit and healthy remains the number one New Year’s resolution for almost six in ten of us (57 per cent) but cutting down on cocktails (17 per cent) and being nice to friends and family (17 per cent) are not far behind, a Barnardo’s survey reveals.
The research shows we’re a caring bunch with just one person wanting to enter the XFactor spotlight, while (14 per cent) fancy volunteering, (11 per cent) fundraising and (six per cent) donating money to charity.
As Barnardo’s starts to mark its 150th anniversary, it is asking supporters to fundraise and volunteer as their new year’s resolution to ensure the charity is always there to help the UK’s most disadvantaged children and their families.
Barnardo’s chief executive Javed Khan said: “A new year provides lots of opportunities for people to reflect and set new goals, but it’s also a time to think of those who are less fortunate than us.
“Thousands of disadvantaged children and their families ask Barnardo’s for help and support each year, some have been abused, forgotten and neglected.
With your continued support we are able to help them look forward to a positive future for now and always.”
During its 150th birthday year Barnardo’s is part of BBC Radio 1’s #1MillionHours initiative to encourage young people to volunteer with a charity.
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