It’s every parent’s nightmare. It tears your whole world apart. At first you can’t deal with the diagnosis. You can’t believe it. You feel that there’s nothing you can do. You have no control. Illness like cancer robs children of their childhood. Before she was sick, Elsie Mae was a bundle of energy. David and Richella called her their little “firecracker.”Read More
Childhood stops for seriously ill children. At Barretstown we Press Play on childhood.
Families always talk of how a diagnosis of serious illness means that normal family life stops, everything becomes about the sick child and the fight to save their life. Barretstown helps children and their families deal with the emotional and physiological scars often left after months and years of treatment. Hospitals treat the illness but Barretstown treats the child.Find Out More
Bake for Barretstown!
Join Louise Lennox, TV Chef, and Bake for Barretstown to help raise much needed funds for Barretstown and help impact the lives of seriously ill children! Sign up today and receive one of Louise's Exclusive Recipes. Be a superhero for Barretstown and remember an apron is just an cape worn backwards!Find Out More
What is Barretstown?
At Barretstown we run residential camps and programmes for children and their families affected by cancer and serious illness.
We offer a range of adventurous, fun and challenging activities which are supported behind the scenes by 24 hour on site medical and nursing care.