Press Play on Childhood this Christmas

Barretstown christmas jumper campaign 2020

This Christmas, we're asking DCU staff and students to Press Play on Childhood. This fundraiser follows on from the huge success of the Climb Every Mountain Challenge over the summer, in which DCU staff raised over €16,000 for Barretstown! Our hopes and ambitions are high that this latest campaign will raise funds for very sick children and their families.


How does it work?

It’s simple and flexible.

We’re encouraging staff and students to don your flashiest Christmas jumper to your virtual coffee catch ups or virtual Christmas parties and gift a donation to Barretstown at



Warmest wishes for Christmas and the New Year from colleagues at Higher Education Research Centre!

Create your own Christmas jumper event and donate through our Just Giving link.

This is just one idea. You could also:

  • donate to Barretstown in lieu of Kris Kindle,
  • run a fundraiser in your class or team or
  • simply donate through our Just Giving link

There is no set amount for donation, please donate what you can.

If you’ve got a fundraiser idea for the Press Play campaign in your area please contact the relevant point of contact in your faculty or unit here.

Donate before Friday 18th December

This campaign is live until Friday December 18th and we’ll announce how much we’ve raised in early January.


Christmas Jumper

Share an image of your Chrsitmas jumper using the hashtag  #pressplayforchristmas and #Barretstown and you could win.

Get Social and win!

Why not share an image of youself wearing your Christmas jumper to our twitter channel @DCUBarretstown using the hashtag   #pressplayforchristmas and #Barretstown. We’ll share these images (with a special prize for the best jumper!)