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Barretstown Newsletter

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How you’re helping to create magic Jaime Jane was just three years old when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Cancer ruined her Christmas, and kept her in bed on Christmas Day. For 18 months she struggled through painful treatment and was kept out of school, and away from her friends. Last spring Jaime Jane attended a Family Weekend … Continued

Lough Boora 2016

Fairy festival in Co Offaly works magic in aid of Barretstown

The Irish Times Reporter: Conor Pope Lough Boora Family Fairy Event There was high drama in a midlands bog on Saturday when Snow White got trapped in a fairy tree and a mini riot broke out as little people fought hard for a seat on a wishing chair. “I’m stuck and so is my hair,” the … Continued

Hospital Outreach Programme

Laughter is a Tonic for Kid’s in Hospital With Serious Illnesses

The Irish Examiner Friday, May 27, 2016 Reporter: Helen O’Callaghan Helen O’Callaghan reports on a volunteer programme that aims to ease the boredom and uncertainty experienced by children in hospital. FIFTEEN years old and a patient at Cork University Hospital (CUH), he was distant at first. Drawing pictures just didn’t do it for him. But when it … Continued

Thank You Lidl from Barretstown

Lidl smashes fundraising target by raising €1,200,000

Barretstown are delighted to announce that Lidl Ireland has far exceeded it’s €1 million fundraising target. Following a successful three year partnership, we are thrilled to receive €1.2 million. But the good news does not end there as Lidl will be extending the partnership for a further two years and hopes that with the continued generosity … Continued

VHI-Mini-Marathon

Break out those runners!

  It’s January again so it’s time to dust off those runners and get training for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon for Barretstown! Taking place on Monday 6th June, this is a world class sporting event, dedicated to helping women across Ireland to achieve their fitness goals and raise much need funds for charity.   By … Continued