Women's National League unveil first ever charity partnership link up with Barretstown

Fri, Jul 24 2020

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The Women’s National League today announced news of their first ever charity partnership with Barretstown. The news comes ahead of the long awaited league start on the weekend of the 8th of August. This is the WNL’s first charity partnership since their foundation in 2011.

Captains of all nine WNL clubs were present to mark the new partnership withBarretstown who offer “free, specially designed camps and programmes for children and their families living with a serious illness.”

Speaking about their endorsement of the charity, WNL Committee Chairperson Myles Kelly said “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 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 Estate, County Kildare.”

CEO of Barretstown Dee Ahearn noted the charity’s delight with the partnership ahead of the 2020 season, “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 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.”

The Women’s National League kicks off on the weekend of the 8th of August will a full round of fixtures which can be viewed here.

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