Childhood stops for seriously ill children. At Barretstown we Press Play on childhood.

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Elsie Mae

Elsie Mae

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.”

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Press Play

Press Play

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.

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Bake for Barretstown!

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!

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Meet some of our campers...

Katie-Mai

It took just seven words to devastate our lives. Mum and Dad your daughter has leukaemia ...

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James

Without the Med Shed, there is no way James could have gone to Barretstown. And if James hadn’t ...

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Callum

“Healing doesn’t just happen in hospitals and laughter may very well be the best medicine” ...

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Come to camp

Come to camp

Interested in coming to camp? Our 2019 sessions are open for applications. Find out everything that you need to know in relation to coming to camp.

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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.

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Volunteer

Our volunteers are an integral part of making camp happen. Whether you have a day, weekend, week or ...

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Support Us

Find out how you can be part of the magic, from donating, to fundraising, to getting your company ...

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