Will you be a Magic Maker for a child with a serious illness this Christmas?
Press Play on childhood this Christmas
This year especially, many of us will be looking forward to some quality family time together. If there's one thing that 2020 has taught us all, it's that family and health are the most important things we could ask for. But for many families with a child suffering with a serious illness, this can be a tough time of year. Tom Tom, his mum Paula and the rest of the Cahill family know this better than most.
Read Tom Tom's incredible story below and please, if you can, make a donation today to help us Press Play on childhood for those who need us the most this Christmas.Make a Donation
There are more than 8,000 campers on our waiting lists that urgently need our help.
Read Tom Tom's Incredible Story
''Not a day goes by when I don't thank Barretstown for helping us get to where we are today. And I'm extremely grateful to you too. You are creating happy memories in a time of sadness and fear. You probably don't even realise the impact of that, how important that is to a family like mine.'' - Paula, Tom Tom's mum.
Read Tom Tom's incredible story here and please, if you can, become a magic maker today by making a donation.
Ways to Give
There are so many ways for you to consider giving to Barretstown this Christmas. Click here to view and download our Magic Makers Fund for ideas.
Contact a member of our corporate fundraising team to learn more and discuss how to contribute:
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Please be a Magic Maker this Christmas for a child living with a serious illness.
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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.