Cast members from The Helix Panto, The Three Musketeers with , from left: Kevin Dempsey, Corporate Fundraising Manager; Claire Tighe, CEO of TheatreworX Productions and Michael Brady, General Manger of The Helix,
Collins Avenue, Dublin 9
The cast of The Helix Panto, The Three Musketeers announce a special designated show in aid of Barretstown Children’s Charity which will take place on Thursday, December 12, with ALL proceeds on the night going directly to the charity.
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Ian Collins writes:
Tickets for this special charity show are priced at €21.50 per seat which will help raise much needed funds for Barretstown
Earlier this year, Dublin City University [home of the Helix] announced a three-year partnership with Barretstown Children’s Charity to support their work with children and their families living with serious illness.
We were travelling to Dublin on the train to attend Barretstown for the weekend, as part of Jamie’s treatment for leukaemia at Crumlin Children’s Hospital.
As a result of your article, we received a phone call on Saturday while we were in Barretstown, to say that a reader had contacted your office to offer us a lift home! He had read your article and was adamant that we would not have to be subjected to such conditions on the homeward journey.
Your reader came from Dublin to Barretstown on the Sunday afternoon, and drove myself, Jamie and my sister home to Castlerea, Co Roscommon.
I just wanted to acknowledge in your paper the kindness and generosity of your reader, who sacrificed his Sunday to come to make life easier for a sick little boy he had never met before.
We cannot thank him enough. He knows who he is and will never be forgotten.
Taoiseach, Enda Kenny officially opened the new Dining Hall at Barretstown, the charity for seriously ill children founded by the late actor Paul Newman in 1994.
‘Elizabeth’s Tree House’, the new ‘heart’ of the camp is specifically designed to meet the needs of campers, “providing a combination of excitement and tranquillity inside its modern tree house design”.
Middle pic from left: Enda Kenny, Maurice Pratt, Chairman of Barretstown and Dee Ahearn, CEO Barretstown with Ben MacHugh blue jacket), his brothers David ( left) and Patrick (front), and Cillian McDonnell (2nd from left) and his sister Cliodhna.
The pop-up restaurant in the Meeting House Square in Temple Bar?
“What people didn’t know, was the Secret Garden’s real secret… this is the Lidl Secret Garden… the meat, the fish, the fruit, the vegetables and every other item on the menu was purchased at Lidl. The Lidl Secret Garden has generated a total of €12,000 from lunch and dinner bookings. This figure is being matched by Lidl and all €24,000 will be donated to Lidl’s charity partner, Barretstown.”
Dream Baby Dream, originally performed by Bruce Springsteen Suicide
Performed by Joyce Murphy, who attended a Barretstown camp after her sister Rachel died of cancer in 2004, the Christ Church Cathedral Girls Choir, Friends of Barretstown, Tom Dunne, Mundy and Steve Wall.
Barretstown is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Since 1994, it has welcomed over 27,000 children from 21 countries around the world.