Help a sick child rediscover the magic of childhood
At age 6, Darragh’s life became about medications, injections and feeding tubes. But Barretstown’s therapeutic camps offered him and his family a break from his cancer, where he could be a child again.
Over 8,000 children and family members are waiting to access our traditional programmes. Help Barretstown sprinkle some magic this Christmas with a gift today.
100% of your donation
100% of your donation goes towards our operating costs so every cent will help bring the magic of Barretstown to more children.
The Impact of Your Donation
Joy & Magic
Our arts and crafts team are always on hand with paint, facepaint, crayons, craft paper, bracelet beads, feathers and everything you can imagine, to bring out the creative side in each child!
All of our camps and programmes are designed to respond directly to the needs of a child living with a serious illness – both clinical and psychological. Our unique model of challenge, discovery, reflection and success is recognised by paediatricians and psychologists all over the world as an important and necessary component of a child’s treatment.
The loss of control that many children and their families experience as a result of a serious illness can gradually erode confidence, diminish self-esteem, body image and coping skills. We aim to give this back by empowering and encouraging each individual to step out of their comfort zone and begin to re-build their confidence, trust and self-esteem and discover something new about themselves and their ability.
We believe that fun should be an integral part of what we do. Fun and laughter are key ingredients in improving the lives of those affected by serious illness.
Our outreach programme brings the playful spirit of Barretstown beyond the gates of our beautiful castle into hospitals and communities all over the country.
of your donation goes towards our operating costs so every cent will help bring the magic of Barretstown to more children.