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Impact

From 2014 to 2018 our camper numbers grew by 79%, in part due to the introduction of our Outreach Programmes

Hospitals treat the illness, Barretstown treats the child

Higher rates of cancer diagnosis and improved survival rates are leading to an increase in demand for our services, as more and more children and families face the long road through treatment.

Barretstown helps children and their families deal with the emotional and physiological scares often left after months and years of treatment.

The Barretstown programme is endorsed by leading medical professionals and has become internationally recognised as having a profound and lasting impact on the lives of children with serious illness.

After participating, children go home with increased confidence, self-esteem and the skills they need to face the rest of their journey to recovery.

Where our money comes from

Where our money comes from

This pie charts highlights our income sources for 2017. As you will see we receive just 2% funding from the government, so fundraising is vital to ensure we can continue to help families living with cancer and serious illness.

Camper numbers by year

Camper numbers by year

Every year we strive to increase our camper numbers to reduce our waiting lists and meet the needs of the increasing number of children in Ireland with cancer and other serious illnesses.
In 2019 we welcomed 4,151 residential campers to Barretstown and brought the magic of camp to over 5,524 campers in hospitals and schools around Ireland through our Outreach Programmes. In total, we served 9,675 campers in 2019.

Celebrating over 60,000 campers since 1994

Celebrating over 60,000 campers since 1994

Since Barretstown first opened its gates in 1994, we have welcomed over 60,000 campers, with 9,675 campers served in 2019 alone. In 1994, 120 campers experienced the magic of Barretstown, we now welcome over 120 campers to each of our camps!

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