The impact of Barretstown

The impact of Barretstown

At Barretstown we run residential camps for children with a serious illness, offering a range of adventurous and challenging activities and supported behind the scenes by safe, medical attention and care – always for free.

The medically endorsed Therapeutic Recreation programmes here at Barretstown are all about enabling children & families who are battling serious illnesses like cancer to have fun again. And through that fun we can begin to repair the damage that the illness has done.

Serious illness can bring the fun of being a child to a grinding halt. At Barretstown, we Press Play on childhood.

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What is Barretstown?

At Barretstown we run onsite residential camps and programmes for children and their families affected by serious illnesses like cancer, as well as virtual, school and hospital outreach programmes for all those who need us.

Our families are given a chance to unwind, destress and enjoy quality family-time together in a fun, safe and relaxing environment. Since opening our gates in 1994, we've been there for over 100,000 children and their families, and we'll be here for you too.

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Fundraising inspiration in 2024

Fundraising inspiration in 2024

Want to help support Barretstown? Host a fundraiser at home or in the office to help raise funds for our therapeutic programmes. Click the link below for some help to get started!

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