Ryanair & SOS Children’s Villages Launch “Childhood Memory” Competition

27 Oct 2016



Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (27 Oct) launched a social media competition to help raise funds and awareness for its chosen European charity partner, SOS Children’s Villages.

Open to all followers of both Ryanair and SOS Children’s Villages UK, participants are asked to;

  1. Upload an image that captures their favourite childhood memory
  2. Share the image on their Facebook or Twitter page using #soschildmemories 
  3. Make a £5 voluntary donation to SOS Children’s Villages by texting “SOSC11 £5” to 70070 or online https://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/donate/

All entries will be in with a chance to win a top prize of £2,500 for first place and £500 X 5 for the runners up and the competition will run until Thursday 10th November 2016.

For terms and conditions go to www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/news

Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Robin Kiely said:

“We are pleased to partner with SOS Children’s Villages to support the invaluable work they do each year, and this “Childhood Memory” competition offers the perfect opportunity for social media users across the UK to help raise awareness and contribute directly to SOS Children’s Villages. One lucky participant will win £2,500, and 5 runners up will win £500 each. All those who enter are asked to text “SOSC11 £5” to 70070 to donate £5 and every penny raised will go directly to SOS Children’s Villages.”          

SOS Children’s Villages CEO, Simon Etherington said:

“SOS Children’s Villages is the world’s largest charity looking after orphan and abandoned children around the world. Every day we create new happy memories for the over 60,000 children in our care. Social media is a great tool to raise awareness of our work and together with our existing and new supporters we can help more children create childhood memories”