Serious Fun

Serious Fun

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"It's not that the children say: 'Thank you for a wonderful time...'. It's that they say: 'Thank you for changing my life'" - Paul Newman. At a magical castle in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, children with cancer and other serious illnesses have some Serious Fun. That's the name of the innovative programme of therapeutic recreation that Barretstown provides for these children with serious illnesses, aged between 7 and 17, and their families. This programme is recognised by the medical world as playing an important part in their recovery from serious illness.All the Barretstown kids are seriously ill. Fortunately survival rates for cancer and other illnesses are increasing. In the meantime at Barretstown, the focus is on fun. It aims to restore to children the fun that might otherwise be denied them through their illness. Children become poets and journalists, singers, musicians and clowns, actors and film directors, photographers and potters, all under the creative guidance of Barretstown's professional staff. The children come from 22 European countries and everything, including airfares, is provided free of charge. This book captures a cross-section of the Barretstown experience as seen through the writings, paintings and drawings of the children and their families. This heart-warming and moving book will charm and delight readers of all ages, while contributing valuable funds to an exceptionally worthy cause.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • Gill
  • Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • coll. Illustrations, ports.
  • 0717139123
  • 9780717139125