This week, Christmas cheer is in the air as the cast of The Helix Panto, The Three Musketeers announced a special designated charity show in aid of Barretstown Children’s Charity which will take place on Thursday, 12th December, with ALL proceeds on the night going directly to the charity.
Tickets for this special charity show are priced at €21.50 per seat which will help raise much needed funds for Barretstown who offer free, specially designed camps and programmes for children and their families living with a serious illness. All the children and families that attend a camp at Barretstown receive accommodation, food and medical assistance which are provided at no cost to the family, all of which is supported by donations and the fundraising efforts of corporate supporters, individuals and community groups.
Earlier this year, Dublin City University announced a three-year partnership with Barretstown Children’s Charity to support their work with children and their families living with serious illness.
Michael Brady, General Manager of The Helix said, ‘On behalf of the team at The Helix we are thrilled to team up with Barretstown Children’s Charity as our charity partner, a charity that resonates with families who come to enjoy the show during the festive period. We’re hoping for a sold-out show on the night, with all the proceeds going towards the remarkable services Barretstown provide’.
Speaking on the partnership, Claire Tighe, CEO of TheatreWorX Productions said, ‘We are delighted to partner with Barretstown Children’s Charity as our nominated charity this year, we’re hoping that we’ll have a full house on December 12th and raise much needed funds for this worthy cause’.
CEO of Barretstown Children’s Charity, Dee Ahearn said, ‘We are really delighted to be chosen as charity partner for the Helix Panto this year. It’s a very exciting end to what has been a hugely important year for us as we celebrate our 25th anniversary and the milestone of having served our 50,000th camper. Every year we need to raise over €6 million to run our therapeutic programmes to serve children affected by serious illness, and their families. The services provided to all the children and families who come to Barretstown are entirely free of charge, so fundraising efforts are vital for us to help more seriously ill children to experience the magic of Barretstown each year. Childhood stops for seriously ill children. At Barretstown, we Press Play on childhood’.