Ryanair donates £100,000 to ISPCC Childline

Ryanair, Ireland’s No 1 airline, today (23 Dec) made a €100,000 donation to ISPCC Childline, its 2016 chosen Irish charity partner, as it concluded a year of fundraising activities with a Christmas jumper day held at its Dublin Offices.

Childline is the only 24-hour listening service which seeks to support and empower children and young people in Ireland with almost 90% of its funding raised through corporate and individual donations. Childline will receive over 1,000 calls on Christmas Day this year and Ryanair’s support will help ensure no call will go unanswered over the festive period.

A number of fundraising initiatives were held throughout 2016 including a digital donation day hosted on Ryanair.com, a Cheerios charity breakfast morning, a nationwide paper plane colouring competition and a charity abseil. Ryanair thanked all of its customers who supported its charity partnership over the past 12 months.

Ryanair hosts digital donation day in aid of ISPCC Childline

Ryanair, Ireland’s No 1 airline, today (30 Nov) announced it will host a digital donation day for 24 hours on Ryanair.com in aid of ISPCC Childline, its 2016 chosen Irish charity partner.

This major fundraising initiative will invite all Ryanair customers in Ireland to make a donation to ISPCC Childline via the “donate now” buttons on the Ryanair website, in emails and on social media during the 24 hours.

Digital Donation Day will start on Thursday 1st Dec at 9am and run until Friday 2nd Dec at 9am on www.ryanair.com/ie/en.

Childline is the only 24-hour listening service which seeks to support and empower children and young people in Ireland. 90% of funding is raised through corporate and individual donations, and Ryanair has been proud to be a corporate supporter over the last 12 months.

Ryanair supports Childline breakfast week

Ryanair, Ireland’s No 1 airline, today (20 Oct) held a charity breakfast morning at its Dublin Offices in aid of ISPCC Childline, its 2016 chosen Irish charity partner, one of a number of fundraising initiatives held over the past year.

The team at Ryanair HQ enjoyed a bowl of cereal in exchange for a donation to Childline, while CEO, Michael O’Leary also took part in the famous “Cheerios Challenge”, balancing Cheerios on his nose in the staff canteen.

Childline is the only 24-hour listening service which seeks to support and empower children and young people in Ireland and 90% of its funding is raised through corporate and individual donations. Customers can look out for a major fundraising initiative on the Ryanair.com website next month.

 

Donegal Schoolgirl wins Ryanair/Childline colouring competition

Ryanair, Ireland’s No 1 airline, today (15 Sep) announced the winner of the Ryanair/ISPCC Childline nationwide paper plane colouring competition: Savannagh McGonagle, from 5th class in St Patrick’s Girls National School, Carndonnagh, Co Donegal.

Open to all primary schools across Ireland, pupils were invited to design a paper Ryanair plane and in turn make a donation to ISPCC Chidline (Ryanair’s 2016 Irish charity partner) and the competition received thousands of entries from across the country. Donegal GAA star, Ryan McHugh, was on hand to surprise the winner and handed over:

– €500 to Savannagh McGonagle
– €5,000 to St Patrick’s Girls National School
– A large replica model Ryanair plane complete with Savannagh’s winning design for her school

Ryanair & Childline launch paper plane colouring competition

Ryanair, Ireland’s No 1 airline, today (25 Feb) launched a nationwide paper plane colouring competition inviting all primary school pupils in Ireland to help raise funds for its chosen Irish charity partner, ISPCC Childline.

Open to all primary schools across Ireland, pupils are being asked to design their own Ryanair paper plane, pay €2 to Childline to enter the competition, and have the chance to win;

– €5,000 for the winning school
– €500 worth of Ryanair flights for the winning pupil
– A large replica model Ryanair plane complete with the winning design for their school

Legendary children’s tv presenter, Dustin the Turkey, will be amongst the judges for the competition, with the winning pupil and school to be announced in May. Entry forms are available now on the Childline website www.ispcc.ie/files/RyanairCompetition/ and entry closes on Friday, 29th April.

Ryanair announces new partnership with Childline

Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, has announced a new charity partnership with ISPCC Childline, its nominated Irish charity partner for 2016. ISPCC Childline provides a 24 hour listening service, which empowers children using telephone, online and text services.

90% of ISPCC Childline funding is raised through corporate and individual donations and this partnership will allow Ryanair to support this worthy cause through a number of fundraising initiatives over the next 12 months.

Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs said: “We are pleased to announce ISPCC Childline as our nominated Irish charity partner for 2016 and we look forward to launching a number of initiatives over the next 12 months to raise significant funding for this extremely worthy cause, which does so much invaluable work to help children in need. Customers will be able to support this partnership throughout the next year and we look forward to making a significant contribution over the next 12 months.”

ISPCC’s CEO, Grainia Long said:  “We are delighted to be chosen as Ryanair’s Irish charity partner for 2016 and look forward to working alongside their team to implement a number of fundraising initiatives in 2016. This partnership will raise vital funds and awareness for Childline which operates a 24 hour helpline for Children throughout Ireland needing to talk to a trusted adult. Last year we received over 652,000 calls from children with concerns around a range of issues including mental health, sexuality and bullying. With Ryanair’s support we will ensure that there is always someone there to answer these calls.”