European Partners

We work closely with a number of patient family groups and hospitals in the countries we serve, to liaise with medical staff and help identify children who will benefit most from their camp experience.

We welcome international campers to our summer camps each year!

We work closely with a number of patient family groups and hospitals in the countries we serve, to liaise with medical staff and help identify children who will benefit most from their camp experience.

These groups support Barretstown financially and help to sponsor the children from each country, so that Barretstown can continue to honour our commitment to provide our vital service at no cost to the family.

We have skilled and trained volunteer interpreters and chaperones who speak fluent English and accompany the campers from their home country and during their stay at camp.

This international mix at camp, and the opportunity for campers to meet children in similar circumstances from other countries remains a highlight of our summer camp programs.

Below are a list of the organisations and patient groups we work with in each country.

Elpida Foundation

Address: PO Box 26558, 1640 Nicosia, Cyprus

“ELPIDA” is the Philanthropic Foundation for Children with Cancer and Leukaemia and it was created by doctors, nurses, parents, scientists and friends of children who suffer from these very serious life threatening diseases. Its purpose is to help children with cancer, focusing on the areas of moral, psychological and financial help.

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Address: Dampfærgevej 22, 2100 København Ø

The Child Cancer Fund provides substantial support for research into the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in children. Child Cancer Foundation also supports children with scholarships, information and the opportunity to experience the magic of Barretstown. The fund also provides support to doctors and nurses so that they can improve their skills by attending professional meetings and conferences.

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FLOGA Parents Association of Children with Cancer

Address: 6-8 Aigiou Street, Goudi 115 27, Athens

Tel: 0030-2107485000

Floga is a parents association of children with cancer, working with thousands of families all over Greece and with a network of local representatives in a large number of cities around the country. It is a purely voluntary association raising its funds from donations, it was founded in 1982. Floga’s mission is to pursue the interests and rights of children with cancer to improved treatment and care conditions, by providing material, financial, psychological and social support.

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Bátor Tábor Foundation

Address: H-1135 Budapest, Reitter F. u 46-48

Tel: +361-302-88-08

The Bátor Tábor Foundation offers therapeutic recreation for children with cancer, diabetes, and juvenile arthritis.

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Punto A Campo

Address: Fondazione Alberto Rangoni Onlus, Via Piave, 8, 38122 Trento

Tel: 0039.0461.1920020 Email: puntoacampo@fondar.org

Punto a Campo is a project of the Fondazione Alberto Rangoni for children between 10 and 16 years old affected by serious oncological or haematological diseases. It allows them to participate in specifically structured summer camps at no cost to their families. They are encouraged to consider disease from a different point of view, one which highlights potentialities rather than impose limits.

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Fundación Aladina

Address: C Tomás Bretón 50-52, Planta 3, 28045 Madrid

Fundación Aladina, www.aladina.org, is a private, non-profit organization created in 2005 with the purpose of helping children and teenagers suffering from cancer, and their families, by providing comprehensive support: material, psychological and emotional. Aladina’s work is carried out in public hospitals all over Spain.

Paco Arango, Fundación Aladina founder and president, was invited by Paul Newman to join the SeriousFun Children’s Network board. Fundación Aladina is Barretstown’s major funder in Spain, thus making it possible for Barretstown to welcome 120 children from Spain every year.

In recognition of the incredible support we receive from Fundacion Aladina and the difference it has made in the lives of so many Spanish children, Barretstown named the wing of Jim’s Place, our new building, as ‘The Aladina Centre’. This serves as both an activity area during camp and also the drop off point for children arriving at camp with their parents.

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Address: Hälsingegatan 49, 5 tr, Box 5408, 114 84 Stockholm

Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation’s core values are hope, courage and responsibility. They fight against childhood cancer and ensure that the affected children, adolescents and their families receive the care and support they need.

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If you are resident outside of Ireland and the UK please contact our representative in your country for details on how to apply. Look up our list of contacts in the countries we serve.

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