Did you meet a Barretstown fundraiser?

Did a Barretstown fundraiser call to your door or speak to you in a public place?

Barretstown undertakes door-to-door and private site fundraising in locations around Ireland - vital forms of fundraising that support Barretstown's programmes. It 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 or setting up a unit in a public area to tell them about Barretstown and the vital work we undertake here. The team will ask you for your support by setting up a monthly direct debit. These 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 the fundraisers are not coming directly from Barretstown, but are based around the country. Fundraisers should never ask for cash donations and cannot accept cash donations.

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Our Door-to-Door Fundraising Team! (1)

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Investing in the future

Regular monthly donations secure the future of Barretstown. We want to be sure that we can continue to provide our service for the many children and families who will need it in years to come. It also allows us to invest in our programmes and improve our facilities so that we can cater for more children and families.

Why should I sign up?

By signing up to give monthly you can become part of the magic of Barretstown. It costs over €8 million per year to run the Barretstown programmes. We rely on the generosity of donations and fundraising from across the country to keep the magic alive! Your donation will go a long way in helping us rebuild the lives of children with serious illness, now and into the future. 98% of the funds needed to run Barretstown comes from the public – we receive only 2% government funding.

So how does it work?

Our fundraisers are carefully selected and trained to be polite and informative. They will be wearing Barretstown jackets and will show you ID, explaining who they are. They will then explain to you briefly what Barretstown is all about and will ask you to fill in a form and nominate an amount of your choice that you can donate monthly to Barretstown. Of course there is no obligation but your support will help make a real difference to children and families with serious illness.

Tell us what you think

We would be keen to hear any feedback you may have on your experience with our door-to-door fundraisers. In the event that you have a complaint, or a compliment, please get in touch with us. We operate a strict code of conduct and will take any feedback very seriously.

You can also call reception if you have any queries or want to check what areas fundraisers are going to, please feel free to call us on 045 864 115.