Barretstown

Barretstown is a specially designed camp that provides therapeutic recreation programmes for children with serious illness and their families.

Children from over 22 countries participate free of charge in a medically-endorsed programme of arts and outdoor adventure that is based on having fun, whilst also aiding their emotional recovery. The programme of activities is designed to restore their confidence and self esteem in a fun environment..

In addition to providing over €8m in funding over the past 20 years, we contribute to Barretstown in various other ways – our employees often offer business expertise and training to the Barretstown team and over 300 GSK employees have spent their time volunteering in the camp volunteer programme to experience first-hand the magic Barretstown brings to children and their families.