Host a picnic

With the hope of hot, sunny, days just around the corner, Avonmore is asking Mayo people to host a picnic this summer in aid of Barretstown Camp for seriously ill children.

Visit your local store and pick up an Avonmore milk carton for more details about this initiative, then visit and register for your free Avonmore Big Picnic for Barretstown picnic pack. This is full of hints and tips on how to host a picnic and provide entertainment for the entire al fresco experience! Invite friends and family around for a picnic. Donations can be made on the day or in advance and then you can send all money raised to Barretstown.

Barretstown provides a unique therapeutic recreation programme through a fun, activity based, process of challenge, success, reflection, and discovery — backed by the medical world — which helps children affected by cancer and other serious illnesses and their families regain their confidence and self-esteem. Hospitals’ primary focus is on the physical effects of serious illness, Barretstown helps to heal the emotional scars.

A mere €20 could contribute to the cost of recruiting and training Barretstown’s dedicated volunteers and raising €350 could help pay for a child to go to Barretstown for a whole day.


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