Everyone had the same praise for this segment on The Ray D’Arcy Show

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Last night saw the Ray D’Arcy Show tackle a subject close to the hearts of a lot of Irish people, and viewers had huge praise for the segment!

Ray invited guests on to speak about the 25th anniversary of Barretstown camp for children with serious illnesses – including a former camper who had gone on to become a pediatric nurse, a current camp goer and his parents, as well as Hollywood actors Aiden Gillen and Jonathan Rhys Meyers who support the camp.

Author Benji Bennett was also on the show to talk about tragically losing his four-year-old son, Adam.

The purpose of the piece was to launch Barretstown’s new ‘Press Play’ campaign – which aims to raise 5 million in the next five years to care for as many children as possible.

With stories of the camp and the impact it mad reaching thousands of viewers at home, everyone had high praise for how the segment was handled.


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Barretstown ambassador Jonathan Rhys Meyers said:

I have visited Barretstown and it’s clear to see that the children who attend camp, leave it with an increased sense of confidence, self-esteem and independence.

“Their experience at camp allows them to enjoy childhood again after the hardship of their illness and treatment. It also allows parents, and the whole family, gain a deeper understanding of the experience of serious illness.

” It’s such a worthy cause because the healing process wouldn’t be complete without it.”

To more information, and to find out how you can help the campaign, log on to www.barretstown.org

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