To be the most effective, responsive and sustainable children’s charity that we can be, committed to supporting the children of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, especially those who are sick, physically or mentally challenged, through the improvement of the care given to them and the quality of their lives in general.
Variety the Children’s Charity one of more than 50 ‘tents’ throughout the world, including Australia, France, Israel, USA, United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa and has been active for 80 years.
VARIETY THE CHILDRENS’ CHARITY OF BARBADOS WAS REGISTERED IN NOVEMBER 1984. OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SICK, DISADVANTAGED AND DISABLED CHILDREN IN BARBADOS AND THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN.
The Peadiactric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados was one of the first beneficiaries of Variety Barbados.
The Gold Hearts Campaign, which runs throughout February each year, nettled close to $72,000 BDS in 2008.
In 2008 many different organizations on the island have benefited from the charity including: Because of Jenna Trust, the Paralympic Association and the Autism Association of Barbados.
Variety the Childrens’ Charity provides Sunshine Coaches for the Children’s Development Centre, The Challenor School, The Ursaline Schools and the Sunshine Early Stimulation Centre in Barbados.