Ryanair, Europe’s favourite low fares airline, today (24 Oct) made a €30,000 donation to the Portuguese charity Fundação do Gil, the latest in a series of charities to receive support from Ryanair’s “Fly to Win” scratchcards.
Ryanair’s scratchcards are very popular with customers who can win prizes of cash, luxury cars, or scoop a cool €1 million – all for a stake of just €2, which funds numerous charity donations across Portugal and Europe.
Fundação do Gil is a children’s charity based in Lisbon, and is also active in Porto, both cities where Ryanair have bases in Portugal.
Ryanair’s Assistant Buyer, Darren Delaney, said:
“So far this year our passengers’ generosity has enabled us to donate a considerable sum of money to the most deserving charities throughout Europe, we are delighted to have built a strong relationship with Portuguese charity Fundacao do Gill. This is our second presentation to the charity since February 2018 and we look forward to supporting them in the future.
Patricia Boura, President of Fundação Do Gil, said:
“Having Ryanair supporting us is very important because it helps us spread our everyday work in the charity and most of all, it help us to finance Casa do Gil.
This kind of organization debates everyday with fundraising issues. It is crucial for the maintenance of the projects that we keep raising funds to support all their costs.
This Partnership truly helps us to do our mission: help children with special needs growing up with all the love they deserve and pursue all their dreams.
Thank you Ryanair!!!!!!”