The FINANCIAL - Ryanair Donates €125,000 To ISPCC Childline

Ryanair Donates €125,000 To ISPCC Childline

Ryanair Donates €125,000 To ISPCC Childline

The FINaNCIAL -- Ryanair, Ireland’s No 1 airline made a €125,000 donation to ISPCC Childline, its 2019 chosen Irish charity partner, as it concluded a year of fundraising activities.

Childline is Ireland’s only 24-hour listening service for children and young people. It listens to, supports and empowers children and young people who can contact the service about any issue on their mind. Childline costs almost €4 million to run every year and relies on donations for 90 per cent of its funding. The service will answer over 1,000 calls, online chats and texts this Christmas Day. Ryanair’s support helps ensure Childline is there for children 24 hours a day, every day. 

A number of fundraising initiatives were held throughout 2019 including the addition of a digital donation feature in the checkout process on Ryanair.com. Thanks to this feature, Irish customers can make a small but important donation of €1 to ISPCC Childline every time they book a flight with Ryanair. Ryanair thanked all of its customers who supported its charity partnership over the past four years, who have helped raise over €440,000 for Childline. 

“Ryanair is proud to partner with ISPCC Childline and support the invaluable work they do to help children in need. The €125,000 donated will enable them to continue to provide a vital range of services. We have held a number of fundraising efforts in conjunction with Childline throughout 2019 and we wish to thank everyone who supported our events. We look forward to hosting further charity events in 2020”- said Ryanair’s Eimear Ryan