Eat, drink, be merry, practice your English...all for a good cause!

Concepta Connors, who works at the Irish Embassy in Madrid, sent this along...oh, go on! Go for it! How many times do you get the chance to drink and practice your English at the same time? Especially if it's for a good cause!


The Spanish Irish Business Network and James Joyce Irish Pub are organizing a Pub Quiz in aid of Barretstown on Thursday 18th November at 8pm in Madrid. It’s a great cause, a good chance to network and promises to be lots of fun! Register your team (max 5) today by emailing: info@jamesjoycemadrid.com A contribution of €10 per person will be collected on the night.

Barretstown is a specially-designed camp that provides Therapeutic Recreation programmes for children with serious illnesses, and their families. It was founded by actor Paul Newman in 1994 and modelled on his renowned Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut, USA. Excellent, unobtrusive medical supervision helps children with cancer and other diseases forget illness, learn to have fun and rebuild their confidence and self-esteem. The programmes take place at a fairytale castle in the beautiful foothills of Ireland's Wicklow Mountains.

Barretstown serves children affected by serious illnesses - primarily cancer and serious blood diseases - from all over Europe and their families. Each summer over 100 Spanish children benefit from camp at Barretstown. All of these children come to Barretstown free of charge. Everything, including accommodation, food, medical assistance and round-trip airfares are provided at no cost to the family. Barretstown is supported by donations and the fundraising efforts of corporate supporters, individuals and community groups. The November Pub Quiz is being held in order to ensure that Spanish children continue to benefit from this life-changing, positive experience.

Donations may be online via the following website: http://www.mycharity.ie/event/pubquiz or bank transfer. To make a bank transfer and request a certificado de donación, please contact:

María Vico Gago

Email: maria.vico@barretstown.org.es
tel (0034) 91 650 13 29
fax (0034) 91 650 71 27
móvil 607 53 77 55

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