Aine, Danny's Mum recalls their journey... "We were just a normal family, then about eight weeks after I had our second child Anna, Danny was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He was two years and nine months old. In my heart I thought they were going to say he had an ear infection but they ran all these tests, and then they kept him in overnight so they could run a CT scan the next morning. After the scan they called us in to a room and we were told that Danny had a brain tumour the size of a golf ball, and that he needed surgery immediately. They said: “You need to get your family in, we don’t know how the surgery’s going to go.” Danny was ten hours in surgery. When he came back he was lying there with tubes coming out from everywhere, and that’s when it fully dawned on
Door to door fundraising
Barretstown is currently undertaking door to door fundraising in locations around Ireland. Door to door fundraising is a vital source of support for Barretstown, as each year we must raise €4.8 million and 97% of these funds comes from voluntary sources.
Door to door fundraising is one of the most cost effective forms of fundraising, and allows us to plan for the future. It involves teams of fundraisers calling to peoples homes to tell them about Barretstown and the vital work we undertake here, they will also ask you for your support by setting up a monthly direct debit. These door-to- door fundraisers are a very important part of the team. They have been well trained and will be able to tell you all about the vital services we provide to children with serious illness and their families.
Please note door to door fundraisers should never ask for cash donations and cannot accept cash donations on the door.