The FAI Women’s National League confirmed on Friday that Barretstown will be its first ever charity partner when the season gets underway next month.
Captains from the nine clubs playing in this year’s campaign were at the announcement which will help raise profile and funds for the charity that offers free, specially designed camps and programmes for children and their families living with a serious illness.
WNL Committee Chairperson Myles Kelly welcomed the partnership by saying: “The Women’s National League are delighted to team up with Barretstown as our National League Charity Partner for the 2020 season.
“This is the first charity partner for the Women’s National League,” said Chairperson of the League Myles Kelly.
“We recognise the work that Barretstown is doing for young people who have been diagnosed with serious illnesses. Barretstown is a non-profit charitable organisation providing their services free of charge to all of the children who attend their camps.”
“The Women’s National League hopes that our connection with Barretstown will help raise the profile of the great work being done by Barretstown in Ballymore Eustace, County Kildare.”
“We are thrilled that the FAI’s Women’s National League has selected Barretstown as their charity of choice for the upcoming season,” added Dee Ahern, Barretstown CEO.
“The COVID-19 crisis means that children with a serious illness, like those who come to Barretstown, who are immune-compromised, are currently even more isolated.”
“That also means they need our therapeutic programmes now more than ever. We rely almost entirely on donations and the fundraising efforts of individuals, community groups and partnerships like this to ensure that we can continue to provide our programmes to children living with a serious illness.”
“We are looking forward to working with the League over the coming months to help us reach new supporters and ultimately to Press Play on the lives of children living with a serious illness and their families.”