A&F Virtual Challenge 2020
In 2016, Abercrombie & Fitch made a five-year commitment to fun, promising to support camps across the SeriousFun network, including Barretstown. Each year, the highly successful A&F challenge helps to raise $1m dollars for camps, but with COVID-19 putting a halt on this year's challenge, we've had to rethink how we do things.
That's why we need your help! This year, we're asking you to help support our virtual challenge by making a donation, big or small. Our friends at Abercrombie & Fitch will double donations made up to a total of €10,000 between now and November 13th. Donate €5 and Barretstown will get €10. Donate €25 and we get €50. There's never been a better time to support fun!Double your Donation
Help us Spread the Message
To mark this year's challenge, we're asking our Barretstown Family to help us create a very special mural to hang here at camp.
Share a photo to your social media of you and your family wearing your favourite A&F Barretstown Tee's, Hats or Hoodies, using the hashtag #Barretstownfam or email your photos to email@example.com. Be sure to tell all your family and friends about the A&F Double Donation Challenge for Barretstown!Double your Donation
``We wholeheartedly believe in the wonderful work that is occurring throughout the SeriousFun Network and we are thrilled to provide support`` - Fran Horowitz, President & Chief Merchandising Officer
Our Barretstown Family
We want to celebrate our ever-growing family of incredible campers, amazing supporters and hard-working fundraisers. Every photo shared to social media with the hashtag #Barretstownfam, or emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org will be added to a special mural that we can hang here on site.
So show us your smiles, put on your best silly face and show off your favourite Barretstown A&F clothing! This is your chance to add your family photo to camp!
Your support has never been as important as it is this year. COVID-19 has had a huge impact on our ability to raise vital funds to support our campers and their families. That is why challenges such as the A&F Virtual challenge is so important to us.
So spread the word! Share this page with family and friends or with your local community asking them to show their love for Barretstown and support a smile! Click on any of our ``Double Your Donation`` buttons or mention the ``A&F Challenge`` as your reason for giving when leaving a donation.Double your Donation
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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.