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

Read Alex's Story
Alex's Story

Alex's Story

''Seeing a confident and smiling child... we hadn't seen that side of him in so long'' - Agnes, Alex's Mum. Read Alex's story today and please, if you can, help us Press Play on childhood today by making a donation, so that we can continue to be there for families like Alex's who need us now more than ever.

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What is Barretstown?

At Barretstown we run onsite residential camps and programmes for children and their families affected by serious illnesses like cancer, as well as virtual, school and hospital outreach programmes for all those who need us.

Our families are given a chance to unwind, destress and enjoy quality family-time together in a fun, safe and relaxing environment. Since opening our gates in 1994, we've been there for over 70,000 children and their families, and we'll be here for you too.

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Fundraising Inspiration in 2021

Fundraising Inspiration in 2021

Whether it’s hosting a virtual family quiz night, organising a silly socks day in school or taking on a 10,000 steps-a-day walking or running challenge….there are loads of options for you to safely fundraise for Barretstown in 2021!

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Virtual Team Building

Virtual Team Building

Your new favourite Virtual Fundraising Activity is here - 'I'm A Social Distancer.. Get Me Out Of Here'.

To help us raise the vital funds needed to support thousands of children and families that desperately need our therapeutic camps and programmes, we're offering you and your team a fully inclusive and engaging way to come together virtually and have a little fun. Click below to find out all you need to know about this fantastic event.

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Emergency Appeal

Please support our emergency appeal today. We urgently need your support to Press Play on childhood ...

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Med Shed Appeal

For seriously ill children, our Med Shed is the key to a world of magic. Will you help keep it ...

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Be part of the magic


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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