Click here to download your HUG Image to share to your own social media.
Share a HUG for Barretstown
Join our HUG army and share some positivity
We all need a little positivity in our lives at the moment, and that’s why we want you to Share a HUG for Barretstown.
Barretstown campers from every corner of Ireland have come together to Share a HUG for Barretstown. They are asking you to Share a HUG for Barretstown too, to help support children just like them who are more isolated than ever and who need Barretstown’s therapeutic programmes even more during this time. Click below to watch our campers Share their HUG.
Watch Our Campers Share Their HUG
Send your HUG Today!
Show your support by Sharing your HUG today. Send someone you care about a virtual HUG via social media to bring a little Barretstown magic into their day and please text HUG to 50300 to donate €2*.
Sending your HUG couldn't be easier. Share our video posted on our social page or download your HUG from the links below to post to your own social media pages. Then tag as many friends and family as you can to send on your HUG. Simple!
*Texts cost €2. Barretstown will receive a minimum of €1.80. Service provider LIKECHARITY. Helpline 0766805278.
Campers across Ireland share their HUGs
Take a look at some of our campers from every county in Ireland sharing their HUGs to friends, loved ones, health care professionals and more!Click here to watch!
Click here to download a video to share to your Instagram and Facebook stories
COVID 19 - Impact and Response
The COVID-19 crisis means that children with a serious illness like those who come to Barretstown – who are immune-compromised – are currently more isolated and at risk than most children. That also means they need Barretstown’s therapeutic programmes now more than ever. As you know, we rely on the generosity of the public to provide 98% of the funds that make our work possible. In 2020 alone, we must raise €6.9 million.
However, the crisis is having a very significant impact on our ability to raise those funds. We have already had to cancel several key events and activities that provide crucial income.Read more
During these difficult and worrying times, we’re determined to keep the magic of Barretstown alive. That’s why we have been very busy developing and launching our new BARRETSTOWN LIVE PROGRAMME. This innovative online interactive camp experience will allow us to continue serving children living with a serious illness, like the families who were due to come to camp, exactly when they need us most.Discover more