Hasbro Inc

How we work together   Since 1997, Hasbro has supported Barretstown in many ways from helping to fund an extension to our Hospital Outreach Programme to funding a Camper Scholarship over 5 years. Hasbro have also matched staff fundraising efforts and continue to supply games for camp and for many of our events. Over the … Continued


How we work together An exciting new cause related marketing initiative we are involved with is with new Irish online dating site, www.arealkeeper.ie. They have agreed to donate €1 for each of its first 50,000 subscribers to charity. The €50,000 charity fund will be divided among a number of participating charities, including Baretstown, according to … Continued

C&C Gleeson

C&C Gleeson have chosen Barretstown as their chosen charity with an aim of raising €50,000! They have a number of exciting plans for the next 12 months including a pub quiz and a bucket collection at the Powerscourt Town House in Dublin City.

Leo at Barretstown

The Bodkin Family

Leo came home from a family camping trip with a temperature. His doctor prescribed antibiotics, but his mam knew something was wrong, when after a few days, Leo wasn’t getting better. We had to wait 24 hours for them to do a bone marrow test and get the results. It was a nightmare, because we … Continued

Danny and his Dad

The Curran Family

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 … Continued

Fundraiser - Matthew Fleming 5km - 2015

5km in Memory of Baby Matthew Fleming

For the past two years the Flemings have organised a 5km Run & Family Walk in memory of Matthew. The event, in aid of Barretstown, has become an annual fixture and has to date raised almost €10,000. The Flemings say that the event encompasses everything that is important to them as a family – fun and remembrance.

Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

Olivia Kinghorne and her daugher Danielle ran the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon in 2015 as part of Team Barretstown. They are from Clonmellon, Co Westmeath and here they tell their story.

Fundraising – it’s a piece of cake

Emma Nolan took part in the Dublin Mountains Challenge in 2015 as part of Team Peak Abu. The team raised a cool €900.00, completely surpassing their fundraising target. The team organised one event, a cake sale, and here’s how did they did it in Emma’s own words.

Corporate Donation DNG


How we work together   During 2015 DNG have proved to be an amazing supporter of Barretstown. Following their participation in the Eversheds Sports Day; DNG also held a pub quiz raising €1,300. In October 2015 and in less than four weeks DNG raised a staggering €40,000 by holding a mega raffle.   DNG are … Continued

Team building with Barretstown


How we work together   Each year Eversheds organise the Eversheds School Sports Day in aid of Barretstown. With old favourites like the egg and spoon race, the sack race, three legged race, obstacle course, and more unusual sports day pursuits such as the climbing wall and wooden skis, the participants have every opportunity to … Continued

Corporate Dominos Slice of Life 2

Domino’s Pizza #SliceOfLife

How we work together   Since choosing to work with Barretstown in 2005 Domino’s Pizza have been working directly with our campers by setting up a pizza making workshop, allowing each child to get creative and express their individuality by making a unique pizza.     To mark our 10th anniversary in 2015 we developed an exciting and … Continued

Brady’s Family Ham

Brady’s Family Ham – Kindly supporting Barretstown for 8 years

Ulster Bank

Ulster Bank staff helped fundraise over €20,000 through various fundraising initiatives such as cake sales and raffles in selected branches.

Pioneer Investments

How we work together   Barretstown and Pioneer Investments collaborate together each year with a view to sponsoring an Autumn weekend camp to the value of €50,000. They also support this generous donation by encouraging their employees to volunteer at their sponsored camp. For the staff that are unable to commit to a weekend camp … Continued

Lidl – Creating a Lidl bit of magic!

Lidl and Barretstown joined forces in 2013 with an aim to raise €1,000,000 in three years.   How we work together   More than 3,500 employees have been busy fundraising right across the country for Barretstown, headed by 140 Barretstown Buddies in every Lidl store in Ireland. Funds have been raised through a variety of … Continued

GSK – supporting Barretstown for over 20 years

How we work together   To date over 350 GSK employees have volunteered and experienced first-hand the magic Barretstown brings to children and their families. GSK frequently use our fantastic facilities for a variety of events, including the Pharma company conference, the Wheelie Good Cause Charity Cycle in 2015 and the inaugural judging session of … Continued


Vhi Mini Marathon

Mum of two Elaine Keogh has taken part in the Vhi Mini Marathon for Barretstown for the past two years. Here she explains her motivation for doing so and what she gets out of it.


Brogan Doyle’s Haircut

Brogan is 11 years old and lives in Redcross in Wicklow. She cut and coloured her hair for Barretstown and raised whopping €1,035.00 in sponsorship!


Cake Sale

Rachel and Ciara McAleese from Griffith Avenue in Dublin had an idea to hold a cake sale on the day of All-Ireland Semi Final in Croke Park. The girls got their friends involved and lots of goodies were baked. On the day of the match they sold their lovely produce to people as they passed … Continued

Vyvyenne Chamberlain: My 60th Birthday Story

Vyvyenne has been a long time supporter of Barretstown, her son Adam has attended camp and Vyvyenne has fundraised for Barretstown through the Mini Marathon on a number of occasions.