In light of the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 and in line with Government guidelines, Barretstown has made the very difficult decision to postpone all Spring camps and programmes. Although this is very disappointing, the safety of our campers, volunteers and staff has to remain our priority. We will keep this situation under review.
However, during these difficult and worrying times, we’re determined to keep the Barretstown magic 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.
We need your help
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:
Large national fundraising events – CANCELLED
Corporate events – CANCELLED
Community events – CANCELLED
Door to door fundraising – CANCELLED
Will you help us make up for this sudden loss in income – and help us be there for children and families who will really need us in the months ahead – by making a gift today? We understand that this is a difficult time for many Irish families – so any support you can give now will be greatly appreciated.
If you can, please PRESS PLAY on a seriously ill child’s life today – by supporting our Spring Appeal.
There are so many ways you can contribute:
Barretstown is following infection control guidelines and advice from the HSE, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, CHI@Crumlin and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.If you have any questions please contact us at info@Barretstown.org.
For more information from the HSE please click here